EMS By the Numbers: Impact of COVID-19

The NEMSIS TAC has prepared an updated PDF of the visualizations to the EMS By the Numbers: Impact of COVID-19 on EMS presentation.

Download the April 2, 2021 update here: NEMSIS TAC Update to COVID_19 Trends 4_09_2021 Pre-Findings V1

This is current information regarding temporal variations in the type and characteristics of EMS activations occurring in the U.S. during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to Influenza-Like Illness (ILI), it also includes trends in EMS response to Cardiac Arrest, Scene Death, Injury, Vehicle Crashes, and Opioid-Related Activations.

You can also access the July 7, 2020 presentation in which N. Clay Mann described the impact to EMS response characteristics using data from the National EMS Data Repository: EMS By the Numbers: Impact of COVID-19

2021 NEMSIS Annual Meeting and Boot Camp

NEMSIS Stakeholders,

Out of respect for travel restrictions and limited budgets, the meetings will be hosted in an online format.

Virtual BootCamp for State Data Managers Transitioning to v3.5
July 13th, 2021

2021 NEMSIS v3 Implementation Meeting
August 3rd – 5th, 2021

Download the dates announcement flyer here:

When registration links, a list of topics, and times for the events become available, they will be posted here.

ET3 Model Data Submission Guide

The ET3 Model requires that Participants regularly submit data in addition to the Medicare claims information used as part of billing for ET3 Model interventions. NEMSIS standard electronic Patient Care Report (ePCR) data are an important and large component of ET3 Model data submissions.

NEMSIS standard ePCR data are a new quantitative data source for the ET3 Model and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). However, the data source is very familiar to participating EMS ambulance suppliers and providers, and their supporting software vendors.

Thus, the main goal of this guide is to familiarize Participants and their supporting vendors with the submission of NEMSIS standard ePCR data into ET3 Model systems and confirmation that the ET3 Model has correctly received that data.

Download the ET3 Model Data Submission Guide from this link: https://nemsis.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/ET3-Data-Submission-Guide_01.06.2021.pdf

Access more ET3 resources from this page: https://nemsis.org/using-ems-data/cms-et3-project/

Immunization and Vaccination National Custom Data Elements Document Release

Click Here to view a guidance document detailing these National Custom Elements and providing a description of their intended use.

The NEMSIS TAC has worked with EMS stakeholders to identify needed National Custom Elements to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These custom elements are made available to EMS agencies and States in an effort to standardize immunization and vaccination documentation.

The National Custom Elements may be found in the lower right-hand corner of the NEMSIS V3 Custom Element Library.

Infectious Disease National Custom Elements – eVitals.25 Update

Click Here (updated 02/01/2021) to view a guidance document detailing these National Custom Elements and providing a description of their intended use. The latest version includes adding the value “No Touch (e.g., Infrared)” to the eVitals.25 element. The NEMSIS TAC has worked with EMS stakeholders to identify needed National Custom Elements to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These custom elements are made available to EMS agencies and States in an effort to standardize the documentation and coding of recent travel and potential exposures related to an infectious disease, like COVID-19. The National Custom Elements may be found in the lower right-hand corner of the NEMSIS V3 Custom Element Library.

EMS by the Numbers: Impact of COVID-19

The NEMSIS TAC has prepared an updated PDF of the visualizations to the EMS By the Numbers: Impact of COVID-19 on EMS presentation.

Download the September 3, 2020 update here:NEMSIS TAC Update to COVID_19 Trends 9_3_2020 Pre-Findings V1

This is current information regarding temporal variations in the type and characteristics of EMS activations occurring in the U.S. during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to Influenza-Like Illness (ILI), it also includes trends in EMS response to Cardiac Arrest, Scene Death, Injury, Vehicle Crashes, and Opioid-Related Activations.

You can also access the July 7, 2020 presentation in which N. Clay Mann described the impact to EMS response characteristics using data from the National EMS Data Repository: EMS By the Numbers: Impact of COVID-19

EMS by the Numbers: Impact of COVID-19

The NEMSIS TAC has prepared an updated PDF of the visualizations to the EMS By the Numbers: Impact of COVID-19 on EMS presentation.

Download the August 20, 2020 update here: NEMSIS TAC Update to COVID_19 Trends 8_27_2020 Pre-Findings V1

This is current information regarding temporal variations in the type and characteristics of EMS activations occurring in the U.S. during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to Influenza-Like Illness (ILI), it also includes trends in EMS response to Cardiac Arrest, Scene Death, Injury, Vehicle Crashes, and Opioid-Related Activations.

You can also access the July 7, 2020 presentation in which N. Clay Mann described the impact to EMS response characteristics using data from the National EMS Data Repository: EMS By the Numbers: Impact of COVID-19

2020 Mid-Year Public-Release Research Dataset

The 2020 Mid-Year Public-Release Research Dataset is a subset of the National EMS Database that is the repository for EMS data collected from U.S. States and Territories. NEMSIS is a national standard for how patient care information resulting from an emergency 9-1-1 call for assistance is collected. The dataset includes 19,749,812 EMS activations submitted by 10,620 EMS agencies servicing 47 states and territories. This mid-year release is provided due to overwhelming requests from researchers interested in investigating EMS response during the Spring outbreak of COVID-19. The dataset does not contain information that identifies patients, EMS agencies, receiving hospitals, or reporting states. Click for more information on how to access the dataset.

View the News Release here.