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NATIONAL EMS PERFORMANCE MEASURE DEVELOPMENT/EMS COMPASS PROJECT ABOUT THIS INITIATIVE (http://emscompass.org/ [http://emscompass.org/]) The goal of EMS Compass is to help EMS systems measure and improve the quality of care at the local, regional, state, and national levels. Funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of EMS and led by the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), the EMS Compass initiative has engaged a wide range of EMS stakeh...
The Federal Health Information Technology Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 includes EMS as a recognized "health care provider." Having EMS recognized in the HIT Strategic Plan paves the way for EMS data to be integrated with other healthcare data sources i.e. hospitals. (see pages 16 and 30 and Goal 3 on page 41 of the attached document.) A fully functional U.S. health system must be a technologically that facilitates the movement of electronic information. Health IT availability and use among pro...