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Emergency Medical Services (PPMB)

% of EMS first response agencies reporting 911-initiated EMS calls to SIREN Elite

42%Q4 2019

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Story Behind the Curve

Access to quality data and effective data management play an important role in improving the performance of an organizations health care systems. Collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and acting on data for specific performance measures all health care professional to identify where systems are falling short, to make corrective adjustments, and track outcomes.


VHSA, AOT, EMS Agencies

What Works

Relates to HP 2020 PREP-19 Increase the number of states reporting 90% of emergency medical services (EMS) calls to the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) using the currently accepted dataset standard (https://www.healthypeople.gov/node/11534)

Action Plan

Conduct meetings to connect with first response services and providers to better gauge the benefit, challenges and buy-in from stakeholders.

The Emergency Medical Services for Children program (link) will participate in a national survey, which will look national the percent of agencies reporting NEMSIS patient-care data to their state agencies; this will provide a national “baseline”.

Why Is This Important?

Uniform data collection is needed to consistently evaluate systems and develop quality-improvement programs.NEMSIS provides a basic platform for states to collect and report patient-care data in a uniform manner. NEMSIS enables Vermont’s EMS systems to evaluate their prehospital delivery. As a first step toward quality improvement in emergency medical and trauma care, the EMS office seeks to first understand get all EMS agencies to report their patient-care information into SIREN Elite.(Adapted from EMSC implementation manual 2017).

The Vermont Statewide Incident Reporting Network (SIREN

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