2020 NEMSIS Annual Meeting and Boot Camp

NEMSIS Stakeholders, due to concerns about COVID-19 the NEMSIS Annual Meeting has been moved to an online format.

2020 NEMSIS v3 Implementation Meeting

The Annual 2020 NEMSIS v3 Implementation Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on September 15th, 16th, and 17th, from 9 am – 1 pm (MT).

Session topics include:

  • National Custom Elements
  • v3.5 is Coming! Tools, Training, and Support
  • Improving Health Information Exchange/Bidirectional Flow of Data
  • ET3: Everything You Want to Know
  • Suggested Lists to Defined Lists
  • National Health Crisis: COVID-19 Related Changes
  • State Data Managers/EMS Directors: Data Sharing NASEMSO Resolution
  • NHTSA’s Office of EMS: Guidance for the Future
  • Data Submission Lag: Barriers and Solutions
  • EMS Software Vendor Compliance Q&A
  • EMS & HIPAA: Facilitating Data Exchange
  • Open Discussion Forum

Download the 2020 NEMSIS v3 Implementation Meeting flyer here:

Registration is free and available now by going to https://2020-nemsis-v3.eventbrite.com.


2020 NEMSIS Boot Camp (State and National Offices of EMS only)

We hope you will also join us on August 25, 2020, from 9 am to 12 pm Mountain Time when the NEMSIS team will be providing hands-on instruction for State Data Managers and state officials who are responsible for the collection, maintenance, and distribution of EMS data at the state level.

Download the 2020 NEMSIS Boot Camp flyer here:

Register for the Boot Camp at this link: https://bit.ly/NEMSISBOOTCAMP20

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 6, 2020 update here: NEMSIS TAC Update to COVID_19 Trends 8_6_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

Infectious Disease National Custom Elements

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 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.

Version 3.5.0 Revision

Careful consideration of posted requests for revisions to the NEMSIS 3.4.0 standard began in early October, during the NEMSIS V3 Implementation meeting, and continue through bimonthly V3 Implementation webinars and NASEMSO Data Managers Committee calls.





NHTSA’s Office of EMS Data Use Video

“The NHTSA Office of EMS has created an engaging two-minute animated video that follows EMS data from the moment they are collected at the scene to when they are analyzed and used to improve care from the local to the national level. The video, intended for all members of the EMS community, highlights the importance of collecting and sharing accurate information, and the numerous ways agencies, policymakers, researchers and others use it.”  Check out the EMS Data Use Video