States are required to adopt the MMUCC 4th Edition definition of “Suspected Serious Injury (A)” to support State reporting of mandatory safety performance measures by April 15, 2019. The implementation of this definition has produced a wide variety of results in many states including Maryland and Minnesota who were early adopters of this definition. This session will look at the increase in “A” injuries in one state and decrease in the other and discuss possible reasons behind the changing trends. States will also discuss how the change impacted their data and what steps they have taken since.
Kathleen Haney | Traffic Records Coordinator | Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Kathleen Haney is currently the Traffic Records Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety, the State Highway Safety Office. She has been with the office for 24 years and has held various positions including Research Analyst and Evaluation Coordinator. Ms. Haney is a past president of the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP). She oversaw the crash records system replacement project in Minnesota from requirements gathering through implementation and continues to guide enhancements to MNCrash. Ms. Haney was an expert panel member for the 4th and 5th editions MMUCC as well as the most recent version of ANSI D16.
Timothy Kerns | Director | Maryland DOT
Prior to becoming Director of Maryland’s Highway Safety Office in December Timothy (Tim) Kerns spent 29 years at the University of Maryland’s National Study Center for Trauma and EMS. While there, he helped to develop and monitor Maryland’s Occupant Protection Survey and served as program manager for the development of the State’s Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES) and project coordinator for the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN). Dr. Kerns received a bachelor’s degree in Natural Science from The Johns Hopkins University in 1986, a master’s degree in Epidemiology and Emergency Health Services from the University of Maryland in 1988, and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2017.