Performance Improvement (PI) of the EMS System includes prospective, retrospective and concurrent review of all aspects of the System that potentially impact patient care. This is accomplished using a combination of clinical performance indicators (metrics), clinical audits (surveillance) and clinical event reviews (errors/near misses) incorporated into a PDCA model.

Performance OfficersPerformance Improvement Program & Committee Structure

The System Clinical Performance Improvement Committee (SCPIC) is organized for the sole purpose of coordinating and overseeing all aspects of the System's clinical quality improvement efforts. The Office of the Medical Director serves as the committee members with the Deputy Medical Director serving as the Vice-Chair.  

Patient Safety Event Review Process and Overview

 

 

 

Performance Improvement Officers

Under the direction of the System Clinical Performance Improvement Committee (SCPIC), PI Officers lead PI efforts within each of their respective response agencies.

System Performance Improvement  Officer Development

System Performance Improvement Officer Documents 

Clinical Performance

Clinical Performance Indicators (CPIs) evaluate a series of time or bundle performance elements in order to identify aggregate performance.  The data are part of the System Clinical Performance Improvement Committee activities and are used for internal performance/quality improvement purposes only.

Clinical Performance Indicators (CPIs)

CPIs evaluate a series of time or bundle performance elements in order to identify aggregate performance.  The data are part of the System Clinical Performance Improvement Committee activities and are used for internal performance/quality improvement purposes only.

EMS

First Response Organizations

Clinical Audit/Surveillance

Performance Improvement Tools and Forms

Austin/Travis County EMS  System Cardiac Arrest Survival

CARES Overall Survival 2013

CARES Utstein Survival 2013