National EMS Information System, Technical Assistance Center - Salt Lake City, UT
The following animation is a conceptual representation of how the NEMSIS system works. The concept gives the flexibility agencies need to pick and choose data elements to use for their system.
Roll your mouse over the elements below to read additional information about each part of the process OR click here for a printable diagram.
Many medical systems (911 call center data, patient monitor data, etc.) are able to electronically transfer data to Patient Care Report Software. Patient Care Report Software
Local agencies can choose to use any NEMSIS-Compliant Software according to their needs. The compliant software can export data using the XML standard to a single state database. State Database
States can transfer EMS data back and forth between agencies and to the National Database using XML. National Database
The "National Data Elements" will be uploaded to the National EMS Database using XML. Trauma Registry
State Databases will be able to transfer data to and from the Trauma Registry using XML.