The mission of the Northeastern Ohio Regional Trauma Network (NORTN) is to collaboratively develop a regional trauma system and improve trauma care for the communities served, through data evaluation, research, injury prevention and education.

The purpose of NORTN is to be the vehicle which collects and analyzes pre-hospital and hospital demographic and clinical data for peer review purposes, injury prevention initiatives, community based education and research, submission of data to the State trauma registry and performance improvement initiatives.

The Northeastern Ohio Regional Trauma Network (NORTN) Committee contracts with a Regional Data Manager to facilitate regional trauma data validation for NORTN member hospitals and facilitate regional interpretation of the NTDS data element definitions within the NORTN member hospitals.  The Regional Trauma Data Manager also is the administrator for ARHA's trauma data.  NORTN also contracts with a Regional Performance Improvement Coordinator to identify opportunities for improvement through the process of monitoring trauma care in the region, and whose responsibilities cover a wide range of data analysis and benchmarks, scorecard/dashboard review to name several.

Members of the NORTN committee include Emergency Department Physicians, Supervisors, Trauma Medical Directors, Data Managers and Trauma Program Managers from each of the ARHA NORTN hospitals.  

 Click for a copy of the NORTN brochure.

Click for a copy of the 2015 NORTN Annual Report



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