National EMS Information System, Technical Assistance Center - Salt Lake City, UT
February 5, 2015
- Best Practices Spotlight
The NEMSIS TAC has created a Best Practices Spotlight. This newsletter highlights EMS agencies that are effectively integrating NEMSIS data to serve local and state public health and safety needs. In the second issue, we spotlight The Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma Systems and their use of NEMSIS compliant data for performance improvements in areas of OHCA, Stroke, STEMI's and Major Trauma. For more information read the Best Practices Spotlight.
- NHTSA EMS Publication -
NHTSA and their Office of EMS published the May 2014 issue of "SAFETY 1N NUM3ERS" which highlights why EMS Data IS Important. This issue provides statistics based on EMS data and How EMS Data Saves Lives.
Download the PDF: SAFETY 1N NUM3ERS!!
Highlights of this publication include:
1. Age of Individuals involved in MVCs, Treated and Transported by EMS in 2012.
2. Incidence Rates for 911 Responses for Bicycle Crashes in 2012 for some states.
3. EMS System ...by the Numbers!
What Can be Done...and by whom!
NEMSIS Website Update:
Support Page Updated: New pages have been developed to separate State information and plans related to Version 2 and Version 3.
Version 2: (link)
State & Territory Information
Version 3: (link)
State & Territory Information
NEMSIS Suggested Presentation!
This webinar will give an overview of the EMS systems and the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) and discuss how NEMSIS can be used in syndromic surveillance.
NHTSA / NEMSIS Version 3.4.0 CR 1 (Candidate Release)
The comment period is currently closed. The NEMSIS Technical Assistance Center would like to thank the many dedicated EMS stakeholders that have spent significant time, providing their expertise and recommended revisions to the NEMSIS Version 3.4.0 candidate release.
The resources remain available in the v3.4.0 CR1 zip file, including XSDs and Data Dictionaries (Web Version and PDF) for the Full EMS and DEM (Agency information) DataSets plus those for CAD and Medical Device. Please access the updated documents here.
Also avaiable for review is the v3.4.0 candidate national Schematron file in a ZIP archive file.
Recommended Revisions to the v3 Standard:
Enter your recommended revision to the v3 standard on the NEMSIS V3 Forum.
A NEMSIS Account is required to make revision requests, comment on other requests, and view the forum.
If you don't have an account, request one from Jorge.
Requests and recommendations for changes to the v3 Standard may also be submitted to NEMSIS staff by July 31st of each year. Changes to the dataset will be made only after careful consideration and EMS Stakeholder involvement.
Previous versions of the NEMSIS v3 Standard can be found on the NEMSIS Version 3 Archive page.
NEMSIS Version 3 Shortcuts:
For a summary of the v3 dataset information click Overview.
Additional components are available under Downloads in the Version 3 tab.
Suggested Lists can be found on the Resources page
1) v3.4.0 CR1 - National Schematron / Validation Rule Change Overview
2) EMS Performance Measures Initiative
Nick Nudell & Dave Williams
Use Firefox or Google Chrome to view the Webinar Recording
This webinar provides an opportunity to learn more about the National EMS Performance Measures Initiative.
NEMSIS V3 Implementation Conference Calls:
The NEMSIS TAC will hold NEMSIS Version 3 Software Developer's Implementation Conference Calls on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 11:00 to 12:30 Eastern Time (9:00-10:30 Mountain Time). Notifications of the agenda, phone line, and webinar link are sent out prior to the call, or in the event a call is cancelled.
Information for the conference call is posted on the NEMSIS TAC Google Group the Friday before the call.
To receive notification please become a member of the NEMSIS Google Group or List Serve available here.
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Jacobson at Karen.Jacobson@hsc.utah.edu.