LERN engaged the Trauma System Evaluation and Planning Committee (TSEPC) of the American College of Surgeons in the summer of 2009 to conduct a consultative visit. The TSEPC consultation program is the gold standard for independent assessment of trauma systems. The TSEPC consultative visit provided a comprehensive assessment of LERN’s then progress to date in developing all the fundamental elements of trauma system. The final consultation report issued by the TSEPC consultation team also included a specific list of priority recommendations for LERN’s continued development.

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In response to the 2009 TSEPC recommendations, LERN’s governing board established a list of strategic priorities to guide organizational planning and decision-making. The Board reviews the strategic priorities and updates the list as necessary to accurately reflect the priority tasks of the organization. LERN’s current (2019 to 2021) strategic priorities include the following:

Assess and map the adequacy of LERN Care coordination Networks for Trauma, Stroke, and STEMI. Facilitate the continuance of provider participation, the addition of new participating providers and the elevation of participation levels as appropriate.

Lead network-specific programs designed to assess, uphold, and refine standards for LERN’s Care Coordination Networks utilizing the expertise of LERN’s medical directors in collaboration national authoritative organizations and LERN-convened expert panels.

Work collaboratively with LERN’s participating providers and other stakeholders to refine and expand the data available to LERN for performance improvement initiatives. Lead network-specific programs that leverage available data to assess and improve the performance of LERN’s Care Coordination Networks.

Strengthen the financial sustainability of LERN’s mission, including the continuous development and improvement of statewide care coordination systems for trauma and time-sensitive illness, and the effective administration of LERN’s state office operations and statewide communications center.

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Strategic Plan FY 2020-2025

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