Emergency Care Council
The Emergency Care Council is a multidisciplinary, advisory group of stakeholders brought together to help the EMS and Trauma Systems Section undertake a number of activities to improve Montana’s emergency care system and achieve its mission to reduce death and disability by providing leadership and coordination to the emergency care community in assessing, planning, developing and promoting comprehensive, evidence-based emergency medical and trauma services.
Primary Role of the Council
The primary role of the council is to help the Department develop a strategic plan which outlines and prioritizes activities which will make measurable improvements in Montana’s emergency care system over the next years. Key issues include:
- Development of a comprehensive information management system;
- Development of a data-driven system evaluation and quality improvement program;
- Implementation of various statutory and rule changes relative to medical direction, complaint investigation and data collection;
- Workforce development, training and other strategies that assure that services and EMTs are ready to provide a quick and appropriate response when called;
- Review system data and make recommendations for system improvement based on data;
- Assist with development of emergency care standards, benchmarks and guidelines;
- Strategies which enable the Department to meet national standards for emergency care system development.
|Meeting Date||Location||Agenda, etc|
|September tbd, 2012||Helena|
|November 19, 2012||WebEx|
|Meeting Date||Minutes, Etc|
|May 21, 2012|