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Prehospital Data Collection and Reporting System

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Emergency Medical Services

Pre-Hospital Data Collection Overview

EMSTARS, Emergency Medical Services Tracking and Reporting System, is Florida's online prehospital information source. The Florida EMS Tracking and Reporting System (EMSTARS) project is undertaken to provide incident level patient care reporting for submittal to the Florida Emergency Medical Services Program (EMS) and the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) databases.

Sufficient data does not exist to define Emergency Medical Services at either the state or national level. Today, the lack of this data makes it difficult even to describe EMS as a profession. Florida's EMS system does not have sufficient information to drive performance improvement initiatives or evidence based decision making.

In September 2004, the Florida Bureau of EMS signed the NEMSIS Memorandum of Understanding to support and promote the NEMSIS business model (National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations Uniform Prehospital Dataset).

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

For more information please visit EMSTARS. If you need assistance or have questions regarding the EMSTARS project, please contact the EMSTARS Project Manager at (850) 245-4440 or send an email to EMSTARS@flhealth.gov.

Agencies not reporting to EMSTARS, report prehospital aggregate data to the Bureau of EMS.

Aggregate Pre-Hospital Quarterly Report Form
DOH Form 1304 (Updated June. 13) (pdf 189.84kb/2 pages)

Instruction Manual for the: EMS Aggregate Pre-Hospital and Provider Profile Information Form (DH 1304)
DHP 150-445 (Updated Nov. 02) (pdf 111.53kb/ 17 pages)

Reports

2013 Licensure and Call Volume Report

2012 Licensure and Call Volume Report

2011 Licensure and Call Volume Report

2010 Licensure and Call Volume Report 

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Data Collection Links

NEMSIS - The National EMS Information System website provides information on the NEMSIS project, the NHTSA data set, and reference documents.

NEMSIS (National EMS Information System) provides a national EMS database that is valuable in developing nationwide EMS training curricula, evaluating patient and EMS system outcomes, facilitating research efforts, determining national fee schedules and reimbursement rates, addressing resources for disaster and domestic preparedness, and providing valuable information on other issues or areas of need related to EMS care. Additionally, NEMSIS provides a standardized EMS data set and definitions.

NEDARC - The National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center website provides links to a wealth of reference materials and provides information on the services and workshops offered through NEDARC.

NEDARC assists EMSC grantees and state EMS offices to develop and improve their capabilities to collect, analyze, and utilize EMS and other healthcare data to improve the quality of care in state EMS and trauma systems.

Florida EMSTARS - Florida Emergency Medical Services Tracking and Reporting System (EMSTARS) Program

EMRC - Emergency Medical Review Committee

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Contact Information

If you need assistance or have questions regarding prehospital data, please contact the Data Unit at (850) 245-4440 or send an email to emstars@doh.state.fl.us.