EMS Compass announces June town hall webinar series

The national initiative seeks public input on the quality and performance measure topics under consideration

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — EMS Compass, a national initiative to improve systems of care through meaningful performance measurement, will host 10 webinars, organized by the type of performance measure domain, June 15-18, 2015.

The webinars, hosted by members of the EMS Compass Initiative, are the best way for the EMS community and other stakeholders to provide feedback on the quality and performance measure topics under consideration for further development and testing.

“Input from the entire EMS community allows us to ensure that the EMS Compass quality and performance measures will be relevant and useful for the diverse EMS systems we have across the nation,” said Bob Bass, M.D., chair of the EMS Compass Steering Committee.

During the recent “Call for Measures,” more than 300 measures were submitted through the EMS Compass website. Now is the EMS community’s chance to discuss the proposed measures and provide input that will help the EMS Compass team prioritize and refine these measures.

“The result of this initiative will provide local EMS systems with a way to demonstrate their value in the community and quality for their patients leading to continuous improvement, resulting in high-quality patient care and safe, efficient services,” Bass said.

Measures are evaluated based on criteria such as their importance for EMS to measure and report to their communities and patients, the ability of EMS systems to collect and analyze the data, and the evidence supporting the validity of the measure.

“The EMS Compass team has been very excited by the level of interest and participation from the entire EMS community,” said Dia Gainor, executive director of the National Association of State EMS Officials, which is managing the initiative.

Learn more and register for the webinars at EMSComass.org.   

  • Patient and Family Engagement: June 15, Noon EDT
  • Patient Safety: June 15, 4 p.m. EDT
  • Care Coordination: June 16, Noon EDT
  • Population/Public Health: June 16, 2 p.m. EDT
  • Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources: June 16, 4 p.m. EDT
  • Clinical Process/Effectiveness: June 17, Noon EDT
  • EMS Workforce: June 17, 2 p.m. EDT
  • EMS Fleet:     June 17, 4 p.m. EDT
  • EMS Data:     June 18, 2 p.m. EDT
  • EMS Finance:     June 18, 4 p.m. EDT

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