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Developing National EMS Performance Measures and Using Them to Improve Care

In 2019, the National EMS Quality Alliance (NEMSQA) was created to continue the work of EMS Compass, a two-year national initiative that created a process for developing evidence-based quality measures for EMS. A collaboration of several national EMS organizations, NEMSQA recently released its first set of measures after a robust and rigorous process. These national measures, which use data elements from the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS), help EMS agencies across the country measure and benchmark their performance in key operational and clinical areas and improve the effectiveness of the care provided to patients and communities.

In this EMS Focus webinar, you'll hear from leaders of NEMSQA who were involved in the development, testing, and implementation of these EMS performance measures.

In addition, panelists share:

  • What the NEMSQA measures are and how they can be assessed using your EMS data

  • How NEMSQA enhances the value of EMS systems and how members of the EMS community can participate in and support NEMSQA’s future efforts

  • How EMS organizations are using the measures to evaluate and improve care in their communities

Michael Redlener, MD, FAEMS, Vice President of the Board, NEMSQA, and Medical Director for EMS Quality at Mount Sinai Hospitals
Jeff Jarvis, MD, MS, EMT-P, FAEMS, Member, NEMSQA Steering Committee, and Medical Director for Williamson County EMS and Marble Falls Area EMS
Brooke Burton, NRP, FACPE, Member, NEMSQA Board, and Division Chief of Quality, Falck – Alameda
Max Sevareid, MPH, EMS Specialist, NHTSA Office of EMS