The National Emergency Medical Services Information System is the national storage repository of EMS data. To provide a way to standardize data collection by EMS agencies, the system effectively gathers data from patients and systems with analysis at the local, state, and federal levels. The system assists each U.S. state in standardizing the patient report information gathered so that patient data is consistent and reliable within the national database.
The system follows the policy of disclosing only those software packages that have completed compliance testing protocols to preserve compliance. To ensure compliance remains the top priority, the system utilizes iPCR, an iPad software compliant with care standards. With iPCR, EMS agencies can assist in accurate and efficient patient reporting.
With compliance at the forefront of NEMSIS, EMS agencies utilize iPCR to create accurate reports every time. Not only can agencies customize the tool to their agency specifications, but the information gathered can also be shared using other hardware. Read on for more details on how EMS agencies can comply with NEMSIS-backed technologies.
EMS Agencies Stay Compliant With Software
One challenge of emergency care reporting is the inconsistencies that emerge from inaccurate, incomplete, and hard-to-read reports. Gone are the days of manual reporting. Technology has eliminated patient errors from handwritten medical reports and records.
Now, using IPCR technologies, iPads are used for EMS staff to fill out patient care reports in real-time. The information is stored in a national database and can be accessed by other agencies whenever the patient needs care. With consistent reporting methods and built-in error-reducing solutions, the software does the lifting to ensure that patient care is accurate and fast every time.
NEMSIS Database Makes Sharing Information Easy
Since all of the information and data collected are stored in a national database, EMS agencies can always access the same patient information. This also makes it possible for changes and updates to be made to the patient’s profile so that appropriate treatment recommendations and care are provided, wherever the patient is in the country and with whatever EMS agency is providing such care.
Features For Fast Reporting
Addressing patient needs in real-time requires EMS staff members’ full attention. It can be challenging to complete accurate patient reports while also tending to the patient’s immediate needs. To prioritize the patient without reducing the quality or accuracy of patient reporting, IPCR features allow for quick and efficient reporting that does not miss the mark.
Some of the NEMSIS IPCR features include:
- one-page EPCRs
- one-button narratives
- digital signatures
- multi-agency copy transfer
Patient reports via NEMSIS protocols can be completed quickly without delaying care. Digital signatures are also helpful for patients who may be injured in ways that make holding a pen or stylus difficult. The system makes it easier for patients and EMS agencies to handle emergencies.
Optimize Reporting And Care With IPCR
NEMSIS’s digital system safeguards patient information while protecting staff and patients. EMS agents can optimize patient care and stay compliant by utilizing IPCR to complete accurate, error-reduced reporting.