We are pleased to announce the availability a new EMS resource from the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC), a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center. This resource was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and coordinated by TASC. Please widely share this resource with rural ambulance agencies and partners as appropriate.
This resource helps ambulance agency leaders in rural America assess their agency’s readiness to transform to the level of care that is a people-centered and rewards positive patient outcomes through value-based payment. It provides assistance to rural ambulance agency leaders in succeeding with moving from volume to value in their agency’s culture and operations.
Rural Community Ambulance Agency Transformation consists of a self-assessment and associated resource collections in the areas of the Critical Access Hospital Blueprint for Performance Excellence, adapted specifically for rural ambulance agencies, from the Baldrige Excellence Framework for Health Care. Leaders are encouraged to complete the assessment periodically to monitor their progress and receive updated resources to guide their continued journey. The self-assessment and resource collections Include:
- Strategic Planning
- Patients, Partners, and the Community
- Data, Collection, Management, and Analysis
- Operations and Processes
- Outcomes and Impact
About the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance
The Louisiana Ambulance Alliance (LAA) is a diverse group of EMS providers who promote emergency medical transport as a distinct concern in Louisiana; serve as a forum for a unified voice for healthcare providers, public officials, healthcare workers, educators and consumers working to improve emergency medical transport in Louisiana; provide a forum for the exchange and distribution of ideas and information related to the improvement of emergency medical transport; serve as an advocate for emergency medical transport, promoting improved health status and improvements to the health system for residents of Louisiana; and encourage the development of appropriate health resources for Louisiana.