Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is NEMSIS?

Answer: NEMSIS is the official EMS Data Collection Standard for EMS agencies, it is an Information Systems Compliance Architecture which allows the transfer of data between systems, and it is the National EMS Database.

2. Why is NEMSIS needed?

Answer: We need NEMSIS for consistent definitions for elements used in EMS and pre-hospital care settings.

3. Who does NEMSIS impact?

Answer: NEMSIS impacts all EMS providers and agencies across the continental United States and associated Territories.

4. How is NEMSIS data useful?

Answer: NEMSIS data is useful for evaluating and improving patient care, improving EMS curriculums, accessing resources for natural disasters and mass casualty incidences, and much more.

5. What is Version 3?

Answer: The NEMSIS Version 3 Data Standard is the latest standard that impacts EMS agencies, States, Territories, and software developers. It involves new data elements to be collected by EMS providers, a new compliance process for software developers or States who submit data to NEMSIS, and new reporting tools for all who are interested in EMS data.

NEMSIS Production System 2017 Downtime Schedule

The NEMSIS TAC has implemented a monthly production system downtime schedule for routine maintenance. The Version 2 and Version 3 web services and reporting services will be unavailable during these times. The schedule is from Monday at 9:00 am through Wednesday at 9:00 am Mountain Time. We appreciate the cooperation of the State and EMS Software Development communities as we work to improve our systems.

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