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.
Beginning in 2017, Measures 71, 72 and 73 from the link above will be retired. They are being replaced to audit use 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.
EMSC Program Specific Performance Measures-- Definitions of numerator and denominator for each measure can be found hereDGIS 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)