CA State Traffic Safety Grant Funds EMS Data System

02/24/2012
California's emergency medical services system got a boost this month with the announcement that the California Office of Traffic Safety has extended its financial support for a statewide data system that collects and analyzes information about EMS performance. The California Emergency Medical Services Information System, known as CEMSIS, is compatible with the National EMS Information System. The program collects over one hundred different data elements from dispatchers and emergency medical responders throughout California to create an electronic medical record for pre-hospital care. "About half of the state's ambulance services contribute data to the system right now," sa...

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