Rural Community Ambulance Agency Transformation Readiness Self-Assessment

Please complete this assessment to monitor your agency's progress moving from volume (emergency only activity paid by patient fees or insurance and subsidies or contributions for emergency response) to value (emergency response plus wellness, prevention, and other patient care activities supported by other sources of funding). After completing the assessment, you will receive a list of resources based on your responses.

Please contact tasc@ruralcenter.org with any questions or comments about this assessment.

 
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Critical Success Factors

Instructions
Please indicate your agency's level of engagement in each of the core competencies below on a scale of: High, Moderate or Low. If you have not yet started on this success factor, please indicate N/A.

Definitions
EMS transformation means achieving operational and clinical effectiveness in contributing to improved population health, patient care experience (in illness and wellness care) and reducing health care costs. Consistent with EMS Agenda 2050, it is people-centered – focusing on the patient, family, caregivers, and practitioners.

Senior leadership includes an agency’s most senior EMS officials (i.e., EMS chief, executive director, chief executive officer) and those considered that agency’s primary operational, administrative, and clinical leaders.

Leadership team includes senior leadership and the board or official to whom the most senior EMS official reports.

Staff implies all members/employees of the agency (paid or volunteer) unless referring to specific community paramedicine activities and then it means just those practitioners assigned to those activities.

Leadership
Please indicate your agency's level of engagement in Leadership activities that contribute to EMS agency transformation.
Strategic Planning
Please indicate your agency's level of engagement in Strategic Planning activities that contribute to ambulance agency transformation.
Patients, Partners, and Community
Please indicate your agency's level of engagement in activities with Patients, Partners, and the Community that contribute to ambulance agency transformation.
Data Collection, Management, and Analysis
Please indicate your agency's level of engagement for Data Collection, Management, and Analysis activities that contribute to ambulance agency transformation.
Operations and Processes
Please indicate your agency's level of engagement of Operations and Processes that contribute to ambulance agency transformation.
Workforce
Please indicate your agency's level of engagement of activities that contribute towards a resilient, change-ready Workforce that contribute to ambulance agency transformation.
Outcomes and Impact
Please indicate your agency's level of engagement in activities that contribute to ambulance agency transformation Outcomes and Impact.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,205,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.