The National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) provides the framework for collecting, storing, and sharing standardized EMS data from States nationwide. The new NEMSIS database will empower EMS stakeholders at the local, State, and national levels with the information necessary to accurately assess EMS needs and performance today - and strategically plan for tomorrow.
Using National EMS Information System Data for Syndromic Surveillance
On January 31st, an overview of public health, 9-1-1, the emergency medical services system and the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) was provided as part of a Webinar entitled, â€œIntroduction to NEMSIS and its Potential Uses in Syndromic Surveillance.â€� During this 90 minute presentation, over 200 participants listened and asked questions as presenters from the NEMSIS Technical Assistance Center and NHTSAâ€™s Office of EMS discussed how NEMSIS data can be used in syndromic surveillance. Server hosting was provided by the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) and a recording of the presentation can be found at the ISDS website.
NEMSIS Tecnical Assistance Center
The NEMSIS Tecnical Assistance Center (TAC) offers technical assistance on the implementation and tracking of national EMS data. Click HERE for more information.