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Oregon EMS Information System (OR-EMSIS)



 

The Oregon EMS Information System (OR-EMSIS) is Oregon's prehospital emergency medical services data system.

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About the OR-EMSIS

OR-EMSIS is Oregon's prehospital emergency medical services data system. All licensed transporting EMS agencies submit patient care reports electronically to this central repository.

The objectives of the OR-EMSIS are to:

  • Provide a low barrier solution for agencies in Oregon for electronic documentation of EMS patient encounters
  • Serve as a Repository for data about EMS transports in Oregon
  • Provide patient care data to the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS)
  • Support agency clinical performance and quality improvement initiatives
  • Provide data for development and tracking of state and regional EMS performance
  • Provide data to support public health practice, research and education
  • Produce annual statistical reports

Transition to NEMSIS 3.5

NEMSIS 3.5 is an update to the national data standard for EMS patient care reports (ePCRs). This transition will require coordinated effort between the Oregon EMS & Trauma Systems program, EMS agencies, and ePCR vendors. Most of the major ePCR vendors in Oregon have secured NEMSIS compliance certification for their ePCR products. Watch for updates, training materials, and resources from the Oregon EMS & Trauma Systems program including emails, webinars, and videos. 

This fact sheet will let you know what to expect with the roll out of NEMSIS 3.5 in Oregon.

How to Report EMS Data

All transporting EMS agencies in the state of Oregon are required to submit data to OR-EMSIS. If you have questions regarding this requirement please refer to our FAQ.

If your agency is not yet live with the new data standard, we are here to help you meet the January 1, 2019 deadline.

Here’s an overview of how to ensure you meet this deadline:

  1. Select your vendor
    The State of Oregon provides use of ImageTrend Elite at no cost for all EMS agencies in the state, or you may opt for another vendor. See above for a list of vendors with successful transition projects in the state.
  2. Pick a start date
    Identify a 2018 start date for testing and send that date to us at EMS.TRAUMA@dhsoha.state.or.us
  3. Review the appropriate transition checklist
    State ImageTrend System (pdf)
    Agency Other system (pdf)

For more information, see the Ambulance Service and Licensing page with information about complying with this mandate.

How will this project affect hospitals and other healthcare partners?

Hospitals should be aware that if they are currently receiving paper copies of EMS patient care reports (PCRs), this feature will likely go away starting on the date that EMS agency transitions to the new electronic standard. Instead, hospitals will be able to access electronic PCRs (or ePCRs) for agencies who have transitioned to the new standard.

In general, this transition is expected to better support patient transfer and care to healthcare facilities after EMS transport by providing a timely and uniform summary of the patient care status.

Training

Guides and videos for agencies and hospitals to efficiently use the EMS data system:

Resources

Access and Data Requests

For account assistance and data requests go to our SmartSheet Form Request and fill in the appropriate information.

This link will ask you to select the form appropriate for your needs. Refer to the table below to understand the uses of each form.

Performance Measures

This report is intended to assist health professionals who provide prehospital emergency medical care outside of the hospital, to assist local and state leaders in understanding and evaluating the delivery of prehospital emergency care in Oregon.

Data Strategic Plan

The Data Strategic Plan is intended to track the progress of the OR-EMSIS data system project. OHA has set objectives and goals which are tracked quarterly.

OR-EMSIS Updates

OR-EMSIS Studies

The Oregon EMS Committee is tasked to advise OHA with an annual study that uses the OR-EMSIS data. This is the first report presented by OHA to the public.

Video

Agency Status

Agency Status Chart

The chart above shows the current transition status of Oregon transport and non-transport agencies. Only transport agencies are required to comply with Senate Bill 52.

  • Live - Agency has already transitioned
  • Scheduled - Agency has identified a date to begin the transition
  • Not scheduled - Agency has not yet identified a start date


List of Live Agencies and Vendors


EMS Annual Data Reports