Program Director NEMSIS Technical Assistance Center Salt lake City, Utah
Description: EMS data are being utilized now more than ever before. The value of understanding an EMS response to pre-hospital patient encounters has grown substantially over the last few years as Federal stakeholders and healthcare partners are recognizing the critical role that EMS plays in the healthcare continuum. It has never been more important to document quality information in patient care reports. This session will review what makes quality data, how to increase the value of the data, and most importantly, how to understand and leverage the information collected for meaningful improvements to your agency, state, or national interests.
Describe the characteristics of quality EMS patient care report data.
Recognize the importance of accurate and complete patient care documentation.
Discuss how to increase the value of EMS data.
Understand how to leverage information for meaningful system improvement.