The decision to revise the National EMS Data Standard is initiated by the need to update the standard to accurately reflect changes in EMS service and care. Abundant consideration is given to the consequences a revision has on clinicians, EMS agencies, States, Territories, and EMS Software Vendors.
Significant collaboration among many different stakeholder groups is required to warrant the need for a revision, and then to ensure the practicality and usefulness of the proposed changes. The process, on average, is a four-year cycle of collaboration and balloting potential revisions including proposal collection, review, posting, and implementation of a new data standard.
Click here to find out more about the process of developing a revision to the NEMSIS Data Standard. https://nemsis.org/v3-5-0-revision/
Information includes how decisions are made including the extensive collaboration that take place to fine-tune the data standard for completeness, efficiency, and ease of use for the field clinicians.
To view a timeline of the versioning process, click here: https://nemsis.org/v3-5-0-revision/when-will-changes-take-place/