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Software Developers

Welcome to the report center for the NEMSIS TAC. We hope this will be an area that you will return to frequently. It contains the new Version 3 EMS Data Standard.

The goal of NEMSIS Version 3 is to become a “living” dataset to meet the needs of the ever changing EMS environment. The Version 3 revision has included input from EMS stakeholders across the nation and include EMS agency users and vendors of software products. Vendors create products that are used to send and receive EMS data in the proper XML format from agencies to states, then on to the National EMS Database.

Agency users and vendors have extensive knowledge of EMS electronic patient care record documentation and data collection. These individuals and organizations have played a key role in the development and finalization of the NEMSIS Version 3 Dataset. The benefits of NEMSIS Version 3 impacts Health Information Exchange, Interoperability, Quality Improvement and many other benefits that result from high quality data.

The Version 3 Dataset has also been conducted in concert with the acquisition of an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Approval of the NEMSIS Dataset. ANSI approval requires the use of a Standards Development Organization (SDO) to help harmonize the NEMSIS standard with other national standards in the pre-hospital and emergency department settings. Health Level 7 (HL7) is a recognized health care SDO, and NEMSIS has chosen this organization to accomplish this task.

The NEMSIS TAC will continue to collect both NEMSIS Version 3.3.4 and NEMSIS Version 3.4.0 data from the States until 12/31/2017; however, Version 3.4.0 will officially become the standard on 1/1/2018.

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