LAKEVILLE, MINN. - ImageTrend, Inc. is excited to announce the first three states have successfully submitted National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) version 3.5 records to the National EMS Repository through the company’s electronic patient care reporting (ePCR) system, ImageTrend Elite™. Through the collaborative efforts of the ImageTrend Team and local, state, industry and national partners, the states of Colorado, Kansas and South Dakota achieved this latest public health data standard to ultimately lead improvements in patient care quality and outcomes.
As EMS and healthcare science continue to evolve, new data standards are essential to the surveillance of public health at the state and federal levels. Since receiving complete NEMSIS v3.5 compliance for Collect Data and Receive and Process Data designations in December 2021, the ImageTrend Team has worked hand in hand with the first states to “go green” on the NEMSIS v3.5 map to reach this milestone through collaborative testing and analysis. Part of this process involved reviewing validation and schematron rules, determining which data elements are essential to the states and identifying the appropriate values for those critical fields.
NEMSIS Technical Assistance Center Principal Investigator Clay Mann said, “Migrating to NEMSIS v3.5 is a notable achievement that should reduce the data collection burden placed on clinicians and improve the quality of the resulting data.”
With an emphasis on innovation and ease of use, ImageTrend’s Engineering Team developed easy-to-use tools within Elite to utilize existing NEMSIS v3.4 data configurations and port them over to ensure a smooth transition for individual agencies to the new NEMSIS v3.5 data standard. ImageTrend also used this transition to NEMSIS v3.5 as an opportunity to form a foundation in Elite that will streamline future updates to NEMSIS data standards without having to fully recreate state or agency workflows.
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ImageTrend, Inc. is dedicated to connecting life’s most important data in the healthcare and emergency response community. ImageTrend delivers software solutions, data analytics and services for EMS, hospitals, community paramedicine (CP), critical care, fire, and preparedness to enable fully integrated patient-centric healthcare and public safety. ImageTrend’s commitment to innovation, its clients, and providing world-class implementation and support is unsurpassed. Based in Lakeville, Minn., ImageTrend combines business analysis, creative design and data driven architecture to offer scalable solutions and strategies for today and the future.