Promoting Innovation in Emergency Medical Services

The “Promoting Innovations in Emergency Medical Services” Project was administered by the Mount Sinai Health System in collaboration with the University of California, San Diego Health System. It was funded and supported by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Health Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health & Human Services.

Developing a National Framework to Overcome Local and Regional Barriers Toward EMS Innovation!

The Promoting Innovation in EMS (PIE) project convened an East Coast, a West Coast, and a National stakeholder meeting in 2015 in addition to disseminating public surveys and conducting interviews with experts both within and outside of the EMS community. The results indicated myriad barriers to innovation across a wide spectrum of themes.

Project Leadership

Project Principal Investigators

Kevin G. Munjal MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine,

Associate Medical Director of Prehospital Care,

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York

James Dunford, MD

Professor Emeritus (Emergency Medicine),

UC San Diego School of Medicine;

EMS Medical Director, City of San Diego

Project Staff

Hugh Chapin, MD, MS, EMT

Project Manager

Avis Harper-Brooks

Project Coordinator

Taylor Miller, EMT

Research Associate


Lynne Richardson, MD

Professor & Vice Chair of Research,

Department of Emergency Medicine,

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Christopher Kahn, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine;

Director, Emergency Medical Services and Disaster

Medicine Fellowship; Base Hospital Medical

Director, UC San Diego Medical Center

Download PIE

Download a PDF (7.4mb) of the full report Promoting Innovation in Emergency Medical Services.

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