Each standing committee shall have an identified chair which will be selected by the membership of that committee each year. This process will occur in November of each year in conjunction with the election of Officers and Board of Directors.
Each standing committee shall have at least 4 meetings per year and keep minutes of each meeting. Meeting minutes may be obtained by any RAC member from the RAC Manager. The minutes may be provided either in hard copy or electronically. Each standing committee is responsible for completing and submitting minutes to the RAC.
EMS Operations, Hospital Care & Performance Improvement, and Medical Advisory Board Committees will have standing agenda items for Trauma, Pediatrics, Stroke, and Cardiac. Discussion of these items improves care across the emergency healthcare system.
- Central Texas Healthcare Coalition Emergency Preparedness and Response
- To coordinate preparedness and responses to acute medical mass casualty and disaster situations.
- EMS Operations Committee
- To serve as a liaison for pre-hospital providers within this Region to include the monitoring of system development, coordination of activities, performance improvement, and pre-hospital training.
- Hospital Care & Performance Improvement
- To serve as a liaison between health care facilities within this region to include the monitoring of system development, coordination of activities, performance improvement, facility designations and hospital training.
- To provide ongoing performance assessment and improvement activities designed objectively and systematically monitor and evaluate the quality of acute care patient care through system analysis in an effort to identify and pursue opportunities to improve patient care.
- To provide oversight and guidance for the Region regarding the performance improvement objectives issued by the State of Texas.
- Injury Prevention & Community Education
- To provide leadership and resources to facilitate educational programs that increase awareness regarding prevention of injuries and promote community safety.
- Medical Advisory Board
- To monitor the performance of identified performance improvement indicators as it relates to the quality of patient care.
- Make recommendations regarding system enhancement and/or improvements.
- Inter-local liaison committees may be formed to provide comprehensive review of issues with greater local participation. Information/inquiries may be originated at either the Medical Advisory Board or the other committees. In either case, the summary of discussions will be reflected in the minutes of the Medical Advisory Board.
- To serve as a liaison for pre-hospital and facility providers in the delivery of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) and Stroke care within TSA-L.
- Provide reports to the Board of Directors as necessary.
Ad Hoc Workgroups/Task Forces
Ad Hoc Workgroups/Task Forces may be established and/or dissolved at the discretion of the Board. Ad Hoc Workgroups/Task Forces are utilized to address issues that are limited in duration or cyclic in nature.