EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT CENTER
July 2016 - The Web resources of the EMSC National Resource Center (NRC) are moving to the new Center Website. For more information or assistance during the transition of assets from the NRC to the EIIC (including missing materials or broken links) please contact the EIIC. To learn more about the EIIC, please visit the About Us page.
HOW IS THE EIIC DIFFERENT FROM THE NRC?
Accelerating improvements in healthcare outcomes requires greater efficiency of all functions within the US health care system. Infrastructures that maintain the nation’s assets for supporting emergency medical services for children must be transformed from mere coordination and dissemination centers to active cores for quality improvement (QI) across silos. An improvement science based model is necessary to link tools, efforts, and entities to effectively decrease child and youth mortality and morbidity sustained as a result of illness or injury. More than simple collaborative relationships, this structure requires integrated daily functioning of key stakeholder organizations and their quality improvement champions.
The EIIC is focused on improving outcomes for children in emergency situations by using improvement science as the basis for collaborative efforts to address known gaps in the US healthcare system. Collaboratives are networks designed for shared learning, driven by an evidence base and known gaps to facilitate rapid translation of research into clinical practice. The EIIC is prepared to support these collaboratives through varied learning systems, coaching, project management, information technology infrastructure, data management, and analytics. The EIIC will partner with stakeholders at every level of emergency medical services for to ensure the needs of injured and critically ill children are adequately addressed.
Announcement| EIIC INTRODUCTORY WEBINAR IS NOW ONLINE!
July 2016 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) hosted a Webinar, “EMSC Program: Next Steps,” on a new initiative of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program. The Webinar focused on the EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC), its personnel, and its activities toward improving pediatric emergency care nationwide. Watch the Webinar.