ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The first PERT was started by a multidisciplinary team of physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in 2012. Their intent was to develop the necessary clinical, educational, and research infrastructure for the advancement of PE care. Since then, this multidisciplinary approach has allowed for the streamlined evaluation of patients, formulation of comprehensive treatment plans and the rapid mobilization of resources to provide the highest level of care to those in need. The MGH PERT model has since grown in popularity and continues to be adopted by institutions across the US.
The purpose of The PERT Consortium™ is to serve the public by undertaking activities to advance the status of PE care and promote research in the treatment of pulmonary embolism. Specifically, the Consortium’s purpose is to:
? Promote the adoption of the PERT model in healthcare institutions across the United States to ensure the prompt diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism.
? Expand the current body of scientific literature on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism through the funding of scientific endeavors.
? Educate the general public and healthcare professionals regarding pulmonary embolism diagnosis, treatment, and care.
The mission of The National PERT Consortium is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information related to the care of patients with PE, and to advance the science of PE care by performing research, developing advanced treatment protocols, and educating clinicians and community members.