National EMS Information System, Technical Assistance Center - Salt Lake City, UT
August 22, 2014
Best Practices Spotlight
The NEMSIS TAC has created a Best Practices Spotlight. This newsletter highlights EMS agencies that are effectively integrating NEMSIS data to serve local and state public health and safety needs. In the first issue, we spotlight The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and their successful implementation of The MATRIS System. Read the Best Practices Spotlight.
- NHTSA EMS Publication: May 2014 -
NHTSA and their Office of EMS published the May 2014 issue of "SAFETY 1N NUM3ERS" which highlights why EMS Data IS Important. This issue provides statistics based on EMS data and How EMS Data Saves Lives.
Download the PDF: SAFETY 1N NUM3ERS!!
Highlights of this publication include:
1. Age of Individuals involved in MVCs, Treated and Transported by EMS in 2012.
2. Incidence Rates for 911 Responses for Bicycle Crashes in 2012 for some states.
3. EMS System ...by the Numbers!
What Can be Done...and by whom!
NEMSIS v3.3.4 Build 140328 Released
- this is the Annual Minor Revision Release -
The Version 3.3.4 dataset has been released and replaced with Build 140328. This revision to the NEMSIS Version 3 standard is in accordance with the NEMSIS TAC Revision Policy. Please reference the v3.3.4 Build 140328 Change Log for specifics.
To maintain backwards compatibility and allow for EMS product development this was a Minor Revision to the v3 Standard. Changes focused on:
1. Element Value Additions or Changes
2. Element Definition Updates
3. Element Comment Additions, Updates, or Removals
The NEMSIS TAC has established a policy for further releases to the Version 3 dataset. Please access the policy here.
The next comment period with revision requests is now open. Enter your recommended revision to the v3 standard on the NEMSIS V3 Forum.
A NEMSIS Account is required to make revision requests, comment on other requests, and view the forum.
If you don't have an account, request one from Jorge.
Requests and recommendations for changes to the v3 Standard may also be submitted to NEMSIS staff by July 31st of each year. Changes to the dataset will be made only after careful consideration and EMS Stakeholder involvement.
Previous versions of the NEMSIS v3 Standard can be found on the NEMSIS Version 3 Archive page.
NEMSIS Version 3 Shortcuts:
For a summary of the v3 dataset information click Overview.
Additional components are available under Downloads in the Version 3 tab.
Suggested Lists can be found on the Resources page
NEMSIS Website Update
Support Page Updated: New pages have been developed to separate State information and plans related to Version 2 and Version 3. A NEMSIS TAC page with a NEMSIS Version 3 National Library for custom elements and schematron rules is under development.
Version 2: (link)
State & Territory Information
Version 3: (link)
State & Territory Information
NEMSIS 2014 Annual Stakeholder Meeting
“Progression of the V3 Data Standard”
"SAVE THE DATE"
October 8, 2014
The NEMSIS 2014 Annual Stakeholder Meeting will be held October 8th 2014 (all day) in conjunction with the Annual National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) meeting in Cleveland Ohio. If you are a State Data Manager and have paid registration to NASEMSO, you will not pay a NEMSIS registration fee. Integrating the two meetings will aid the development of early V3 implementation successes.
NEMSIS Meeting Registration and Hotel information can be found HERE:
See the meeting Agenda Here. (posted 7.22.14)
Westin Cleveland Downtown
777 Saint Clair Avenue NE
Cleveland, OH 44114
- Rate: NASEMSO's single/double rate is $175.
- Reservation Deadline: Sept. 15, 2014, or until the NASEMSO room block is sold out.
- Reservation Method: Rooms in the NASEMSO contracted block may be booked online or by phone.
- Phone: If reserving by phone, call 888-627-8085 and reference the "National Association of State EMS Officials."
- Online: If reserving online at NASEMSO's $175 single/double rate, click here.
Click here to view the 2013 NEMSIS Meeting Presentations. This and other presentations can be found on the Reference Materials page under Presentations.
NEMSIS V3 Implementation Conference Calls
The NEMSIS TAC will hold NEMSIS Version 3 Software Developer's Implementation Conference Calls on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 11:00 to 12:30 Eastern Time (9:00-10:30 Mountain Time). Notifications of the agenda, phone line, and webinar link are sent out prior to the call.
Information for the conference call is posted on the NEMSIS TAC Google Group the Friday before the call.
To receive notification please become a member of the NEMSIS Google Group or List Serve available here.
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Jacobson at Karen.Jacobson@hsc.utah.edu.
NEMSIS Suggested Presentation!
This webinar will give an overview of the EMS systems and the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) and discuss how NEMSIS can be used in syndromic surveillance.