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.

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

Infectious Disease National Custom Elements

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 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