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EMS Compass Initiative: Creating measurements to improve EMS systems

The EMS Compass Initiative is a national initiative to improve EMS systems of care by developing meaningful performance measurements. Funded by the NHTSA and led by NASEMSO, EMS leaders from the across the country have been working on ways to use National EMS Information System data in a way that local and state EMS agencies can meaningfully interpret to measure and improve how they operate.

Stroke patient assessment, care and transport are focus of the first four EMS Compass measures
Learn how this national project will improve systems of care through the development of system outcomes, benchmarks, and processes
NASEMSO launched a two-year effort to research and publish a set of measures that EMS agencies can use to gauge their own performance
State officials hear lessons learned, next steps for performance measure initiative
EMS agencies are invited to test and comment on proposed measures for stroke patient assessment, care and transport
Experts to discuss how to benchmark performance and guide quality improvement with data during July 28 EMS Focus Webinar
10 webinars, led by an expert on each of the measurement domains, engaged EMS providers and received input from the community
The EMS Compass Initiative kicked off on Monday with two open webinars, and will feature eight more this week
Opportunity for all EMS providers to learn about national initiative and contribute to shaping the future of EMS
The national initiative to improve systems of care invites the EMS community to recommend performance measures
A NASEMSO initiative to develop EMS performance measures can lead to increased funding and improved patient outcomes