'Getting the Right Care, At the Right Place, At the Right Time'
In 2006 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a series of three reports on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System, and has since explored progress made toward the IOM's vision of a "regionalized, coordinated, and accountable" emergency care system.
One of the central recommendations contained in the IOM reports encouraged the federal government to more effectively coordinate emergency care-related activities and research that are widely dispersed through various federal departments and agencies. CDC, AHRQ, and ASPR are now charged with these many of these activities and research.
In order to study and operationzalize improvement of the emergency care system, it is critical to know where emergency assets are. This is where the American Trauma Society Trauma Information Exchange Program (TIEP) and its trauma system inventory continue to serve as a valuable asset.
TIEP maintains an inventory of trauma centers in the U.S., collects data and develops information related to the causes, treatment and outcomes of injury, and facilitates the exchange of information among trauma care institutions, care providers, researchers, payers and policy makers.
ATS has worked in collaboration with the Cartographic Modeling Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania to develop trauma center maps that correspond to the trauma centers in the TIEP database. Access to basic TIEP data and U Penn's TIEP maps is available to the general public at Trauma Maps
Access to more detailed trauma information is available to ATS Members in the Members Only section.