Redhorse was awarded a 2-year contract by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to lead their revision of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agenda for the Future. Redhorse has partnered on this effort with San Diego-based RedFlash Group, to support the stakeholder engagement and report preparation. It is anticipated that the revised EMS Agenda will envision the evolution of EMS systems over the next 30 years.
The 1996 EMS Agenda for the Future has a data-driven approach to future improvements. In support of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS), NHTSA seeks to revise the EMS Agenda to set a strategic vision for the future of EMS in the United States. Changes envisioned by the EMS Agenda included the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS), the “EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach”, universal wireless 9-1-1, automatic crash notification, the recognition of EMS as a physician sub-specialty, and many others.
Under this contract, the Redhorse Team will coordinate with key industry stakeholders from a broad multi-disciplinary spectrum within the EMS community. This agenda, like the previous version, will paint a vision of an EMS system focused on community-based health management that is fully integrated with the overall health care system. This agenda will offer guidance to EMS providers, healthcare organizations, policy makers, and governmental entities over the next few decades to help make that vision a reality.