EMS Data Quality Report – July 2019
Posted by Bryan Hodges on 09 September 2019 10:18 AM
The Division of Trauma and Critical Care within the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) has just released the EMS Data Quality Report for June 2019. This 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.
Please note the format of this report has changed. Additional qualifiers regarding validity in the form of two questions have been added:
Question 1: Has the agency submitted all required demographics data?
Question 2: Are the values submitted by the agency allowed in the Virginia Data Dictionary?
If the answer to either question for an agency is “No”, the agencies average monthly validity score is automatically set to 0.00. If the answers to both questions are “Yes”, then the average monthly validity score displayed is based on the records submitted for the referenced month.
Agencies listed as "No" on Question 1 need to use the FAQ posted by OEMS in February and ensure all items documented in the Demographics FAQ have been entered into the Virginia Elite system. That FAQ can be found at: http://oemssupport.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/271/37/.
If, after reviewing the FAQ and the corresponding information in the Virginia Elite system, the agency is unable to determine what information is missing or incorrect, please contact OEMS support for assistance.
For those agencies listed as “No” on Question 2, OEMS has created a spreadsheet which contains a list of all invalid values submitted by agencies during the month of June. That spreadsheet can be found at:
Questions 1 and 2 are based on the EMS Minimum Dataset and Quality Standards found in the Virginia Data Dictionary. EMS agencies are required to submit data based on this standard per the Code of Virginia (regulation § 32.1-116.1) and EMS regulation (12VAC5-31-560). While agencies are permitted to report above and beyond this minimum dataset, any additional data must use established NEMSIS 3 standards. For more information on this, please refer to page 9 of the Virginia Data Dictionary located at the following website:
For questions, please contact OEMS support via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.