DMWAustin is beginning a year long journey with the Coalition of Advanced Emergency Medical Systems (CAEMS). Together, we will embark on an improvement collaborative – modeled after the IHI Breakthrough Series Model used in healthcare around the world – to reduce patient risk, improve quality, and control costs. CAEMS is a professional organization whose members are EMS (i.e., paramedic ambulance) systems focused on high performance and economic efficiency. Members represent communities from across North America including, Reno, NV, Ft. Worth, TX, Oklahoma City, OK, Tulsa, OK, Little Rock, AK, Charlotte, NC, Richmond, VA, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. PEC is pleased to be working with these dedicated public servants and will share stories along the journey with you here.