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As HRSA moves to a model that is more focused on outcome and quality improvement, it is important that improvement can be demonstrated. Standardized performance measures are one method of ensuring that data collection and monitoring are completed in the same manner allowing comparison across organizations and over time.

EMSC Performance Measures for State Partnerships

EMSC Performance Measures 2 and 3 (2018) In May of 2018, NEDARC presented data collection results related to Performance Measure 2- the percentage of EMS agencies in the state or territory that have a designated individual who coordinates pediatric emergency care (PECC) and 3-the percentage of EMS agencies in the state or territory that have a process that requires EMS providers to physically demonstrate correct use of pediatric specific equipment. The slide set is available here. It includes final data results. 

EMSC Performance Measures (2017)  Beginning in 2017, the collection of data for Measures 71, 72 and 73 from the link above will no longer be required.  These Measures, which focus on medical direction and pediatric equipment in ground ambulances, are still program priorities but periodic data collection related to each is not.  These performance measures have been incorporated as part of key priorities of the EMSC performance measure, EMSC 09.    New performance measures have been added to assess the submission of NEMSIS data, presence of Pediatric Emergency Care Coordination and use of pediatric-specific equipment. The following documents will help you prepare for these new measures.

Implementation Manual for State Partnership Grantees (2017 edition) 

2017 Implementation Manual Cover

2 Page Review of EMSC Performance Measures
Resources for Implementation of New EMS-Focused Performance Measures
EMSC Program Specific Performance Measures -- 

  • Definitions of numerator and denominator for each measure delineated in this document

DGIS Performance Measure Update

Webinar -- September 12, 2016

The Next Generation of EMSC Performance Measures.  The purpose of this webinar is to clearly describe each of the new EMSC Performance Measures and data collection requirements scheduled to begin on March 1, 2017. Presenters included: Moderator Jocelyn Hulbert from HRSA; Brooke Lerner PhD, the Principle Investigator of the Charlotte, Houston, Milwaukee PreHospital EMS (CHaMP) Research Node of PECARN; and Brian Moore MD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico State EMSC Medical director. Ms. Hulbert reviewed the history behind the new measures and the specifics of each measure. Dr. Lerner discussed the value of the NEMSIS v.3x measure. Finally Dr. Moore reviewed the importance of the presence of a PECC (pediatric emergency care coordinator) within EMS agencies and the value of skill checking for EMT’s and paramedics on the use of pediatric equipment.

This webinar is appropriate for medical directors, EMS providers, emergency department physicians and nurses, community health planners, hospital administrators, clinical managers, state EMSC Program managers, family members, as well as others interested in improving pediatric emergency care.

No continuing education hours are offered for this presentation.

EMSC Performance Measures (2009) -- PRIOR MANUAL, Please see 2017 version linked above unless you are seeking historic information

Implementation Manual for State Partnership Grantees (2009-2010 edition)