In 2005 and 2007, the North Central EMS Institute and 5 partners sponsored the EMS industry's national consensus meetings on outcome indicators. To learn more, click on the EMS Outcomes tab at the top of this page.
QI & Training
In 2005, we cosponsored Six Sigma for EMS & Fire quality improvement training in Minnesota with the National EMS Management Association, HealthAnalytics, and North Carolina University.
QIOs and EMS
In 2004 we collaborated with a number of state and national organizations encouraging CMS to include EMS providers in the 8th Scope of Work for CMS Quality Improvement Organizations. To learn more, click on the QIO tab at the top of this page.
In 2001 the North Central EMS Institute participated in an Amicus Brief filing with the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
In 2001 we collaborated with the Minnesota Rural Health Association, Minnesota Rural Partners, the American Heart Association and the Minnesota Ambulance Association in delivering comments to the federal HHS initiative on rural communities.
The North Central EMS Institute has analyzed the impact of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act on EMS agencies. In 2000, we issued a white paper:
"Protecting America’s Final Health Care Safety Net: Emergency Medical Services"
To learn more, click on the White Paper tab at the top of this page.