Knowledgebase : Virginia Elite (V3) > Data Dictionary and Element Lists
_Important Note regarding the version number__: __When the previous version was released, there was confusion regarding the version number since Virginia is on NEMSIS v3.4.0.  To clarify, the version number of the new dictionary is being adjusted to 3.4.0.2 (the 4th digit will indicate the number of times a new dictionary is produced while on 3.4.0).  This change should not be interpreted as any sort of reversal.  It is a move forward._ OEMS has revised and is publishing an updated EMS Virginia...
On 07.27.2020, new and update validation rules will go into effect.  The attached PDF document is a visual representation of how the new and updated rules appear in the Virginia Elite system.  It is hoped this document and this article will answer any questions and help users prepare for the upcoming changes. While all agencies need to review all changes, this article attempts to address some differences OEMS is aware of regarding how various agencies may need to interpret certain types of rule...
A new Virginia Schematron file has been posted to the NEMSIS website.  It can be found at: https://nemsis.org/state-data-managers/state-map-v3/virginia/ These Schematron changes do not go into effect until 07.27.2020.  Over the past two years, OEMS has attempted to work with all agencies and vendors to ensure compliance with the Virginia Data Dictionary.  While great progress has been made (OEMS appreciates all of the hard work many agencies and their vendors have done), there are still some ...
Attached to this article is the list of validation rule updates that will be implemented on September 18th.  The PDF document is a visual representation of how the new rules and updated rules appear in the Virginia Elite system.  It is hoped this additional document will answer any questions and help users prepare for the upcoming changes. A new Schematron file is ready and has been posted to the NEMSIS website.  Your vendor should be able to obtain this file at any time from NEMSIS.  For agenc...
OEMS has revised and is publishing an updated EMS Virginia Data Dictionary (version 3.4.1) along with a version change document.  The version change document attached to this article (Version Updates from 3.4.0 to 3.4.1) documents the changes made from the previous data dictionary.   The Data Dictionary changes will not go into effect until 09/17/2018.  It is being released early so agencies and vendors can review the documents and make any adjustments needed. As in the past, agencies may subm...
Attached below is a spreadsheet containing a list of the current validation rules including the logical layout for each.  For questions, please contact support via email: support@oemssupport.kayako.com
Attached to this article is the list of new validation rules and validation rule updates that will be implemented on July, 17th.  The PDF document is a visual representation of how the new rules and updated rules appear in the Virginia Elite system.  Please note that the PDF is just over 4MB due to the number of screenshots included.  It is hoped this additional document will answer any questions and help users prepare for the upcoming changes. A new Schematron file will be created and made ava...
OEMS has revised and is publishing an updated EMS Virginia Data Dictionary (version 3.4.0) along with a version change document.  The version change document attached to this article (Version changes from 3.3.0 to 3.4.0) documents the changes made from the previous data dictionary.   The timeline for Data Dictionary changes to be implemented will be as follows: * Data Dictionary Release Date: 06-16-2017 * Start Implementation on: 07-17-2017 * Target date of completion: 07-21-2017 The ...
Attached to this article is the list of new validation rules and validation rule updates that will be implemented on April 30, 2018. The PDF document attached is a visual representation of how the new rules and updated rules appear in the Virginia Elite system. It is hoped this document will answer any questions and help users prepare for the upcoming changes. (For agencies that have their own ImageTrend Elite system - the library was updated prior to Noon on 03/30/2018 in regards to validation...
Attached to this article is the list of new validation rules and validation rule updates that will be implemented on January 03, 2018.  The PDF document attached is a visual representation of how the new rules and updated rules appear in the Virginia Elite system.  It is hoped this additional document will answer any questions and help users prepare for the upcoming changes. All new/updated rules have an effective date of on or after 01/03/2018 based on the “Unit Notified by Dispatch Date/Time...
The newest Schematron files (effective 07-17/2017) are attached to this article.  Virginia is currently supporting versions 3.3.4 and 3.4.   We have been informed by NEMSIS that they will be dropping version 3.3.4 by the end of this year (December 31, 2017).  So that Virginia can remain compliant, all agencies currently submitting data via a 3rd party system (including agencies that have their own ImageTrend system) will need to ensure their system can support version 3.4 prior to this date.
Attached to this article is a listing of new Validation Rules that will be going into effect in VAv3 (Elite) on 06-01-2016.  The 2 spreadsheets attached are: 1 – Virginia Validation Rules 06012016 w_comparisons.  This is a spreadsheet listing: * NEMSIS Element Name * Name of the Rule * Error message generated by the rule * Point Value * If the rule is or is not a closed call rule * (Closed call rules, if not corrected, will prevent a record from being posted or submitted.) *...
OEMS has revised and is publishing an updated EMS Virginia Data Dictionary (version 3.3.0) along with a version change document.. The version change document attached to this article (Version changes from 3.2.1 to 3.3.0) documents the changes made to this new version from the previous version.  Even though this is a 16 page document, a large majority of the updates and changes were made to bring the Virginia Data Dictionary (3.3.0) more in line with the National NEMSIS v3 standards (the NEMSIS...
Attached are the list of version 3 mandatory and data elements and the list of mandatory data elements with their mandatory values.
Attached below is an FAQ covering the validation rule changes and new validation rules being added on 04.14.2020.  If issues are discovered, those rules will be deactivated and corrected at the next Schematron update. For questions, please contact OEMS support: support@oemssupport.kayako.com
TOPIC: DOCUMENTING PATIENT CARE PROTOCOLS EXPLANATION: This document is aimed at providing tips for correctly documenting which primary patient care protocol was used by the EMS provider during each patient encounter that includes treatment. When we discuss the element patient care protocol it relates to 9-1-1 types of service and not routine transports. Topics Covered: * Use of "Other" * Use of "Not Done" * Avoid creating unofficial protocol names * Primary protocol used * Adult ...