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Jul
28
[EMS Users] June 2016 VPHIB Compliance Report Posted
Posted by Dwight Crews on 28 July 2016 07:50 PM

The Division of Trauma and Critical Care within the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) has just released the VPHIB Compliance Report for June 2016.  The report is generated each month and provided to the Director of OEMS, the Division of Regulations and Compliance, and the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grants program.  The data in the report is compiled from both VPHIB (v2, v3) systems for the time period, May 2015 to April 2016, as of 7/11/2016.  See the following link in the Knowledgebase for the report.

http://oemssupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/227/59/june-2016-vphib-compliance-report-posted

The compliance status reasons on the report are shown below.  The bottom of the report also contains a key to help interpret the report.

Note: Compliant and Non-Compliant agencies are both listed on the report.

  • BR - Behind Reporting (Yellow)
  • NR - Not Reporting (Red)
  • FR - Full Reporting (Green)

Also, remember that OEMS is in the process of migrating our VPHIB dataset from NEMSIS Version 2 to Version 3 standards.  See the below link for more details.

http://oemssupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/216/47/vphib-v3-revised-timeline

If you have any questions or concerns with your agency's status, please contact us by either submitting a ticket at our VPHIB support suite, http://oemssupport.kayako.com/, or by sending us an email to support@oemssupport.kayako.com.


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Jul
27
[EMS Users] Elite update – Field Incident Cloud
Posted by Bryan Hodges on 27 July 2016 05:00 PM

Administrators now have the ability to view Elite Field records saved on the ImageTrend cloud but not yet posted to the Virginia Elite system.  By using the Field Incident Cloud option, agency administrators can search for unposted records and post those to the state if the record in question can no longer be found on the toughbook or mobile device.  Keep in mind that, if the record is still available to be posted from the toughbook or mobile device, that record may have more information than what is stored in the ImageTrend cloud.  But, once the record has been posted to the Virginia Elite system from the ImageTrend cloud, any additional information needed can be added.     

This new feature can be found under the Incidents Menu and is labeled “Field Incident Cloud”.

For more on how this works, go to Help/University (under the Community Tab).  Information for this can be found under the Release Notes section (Release Notes v.1.16.06.1).  Within the release notes, look for the section titled: NEW! Field Incident Cloud.


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Jun
27

On Tuesday, 06-28-2016, OEMS will be activating the Supplemental Questions feature in the VAv3 (Elite) system.  This feature will enhance the use of the system for those agencies that exclusively use the states VAv3 (Elite) system.  For those agencies that utilize a 3rd party vendor, this additional feature will not impact your use of VAv3 (Elite). 

OEMS will begin this process at 9:00 am with the expectation of being finished no later than 12:00 pm.  While we do not expect this process to take the entire 3 hours, OEMS is publishing this timeframe to ensure we have adequate time to update the needed security permissions and required forms.  We’re doing this during morning hours to ensure the availability of support resources should questions come up.  Users of the system should not experience any issues while we add this feature.    

Permissions will be changed for those users with EMS Agency Administrator access.  Once completed, a Supplemental Questions option will appear on the administrators menu under the Resources option.  Also, during this time, the Virginia EMR form and the PreHospital Care Report form will be updated to accommodate Supplemental Questions. 

Any records created prior to or during this change can still be posted to the VAv3 (Elite) system without any adverse effects. 

Again, we’ll begin making the changes to the system tomorrow morning (06-28) beginning at 9:00 am with the intention of completing the work no later than 12:00 pm. 

For information on how to use this function, please use the link below to access a “How To” document created by OEMS to assist admins with using Supplemental Questions.

http://oemssupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/226/60/supplemental-questions


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Jun
17
[EMS Users] May 2016 VPHIB Compliance Report Posted
Posted by Dwight Crews on 17 June 2016 02:30 PM

The Division of Trauma and Critical Care within the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) has just released the VPHIB Compliance Report for May 2016.  The report is generated each month and provided to the Director of OEMS, the Division of Regulations and Compliance, and the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grants program.  The data in the report is compiled from both VPHIB (v2, v3) systems for the time period, April 2015-March 2016, as of 6/7/2016.  See the following link in the Knowledgebase for the report.

http://oemssupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/List/Index/59/compliance-vav3

The compliance status reasons for non-compliance on the report are shown below.  The last page of the report also contains a key to help interpret the report.

Note: Compliant agencies are not listed within the report.

  • NR - Not Reporting (Red)
  • UR - Under Reporting (Yellow)
  • BR - Behind Reporting (Yellow)
  • UR/BR - Under Reporting/Behind Reporting (Yellow)

Also, remember that OEMS is in the process of migrating our VPHIB dataset from NEMSIS Version 2 to Version 3 standards.  See the below link for more details.

http://oemssupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/216/47/vphib-v3-revised-timeline

If you have any questions or concerns with your's agency's status, please contact us by either submitting a ticket at our VPHIB support suite, http://oemssupport.kayako.com/, or by sending us an email to support@oemssupport.kayako.com.


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Jun
6

The Prehospital Care Report template in the VAv3 (Elite) system has been updated to include EKG wave strips.  This information, when included in the medical record, will print right after the Provider Impression section.

 

Any questions on this should be submitted to support@oemssupport.kayako.com


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