EMS CompassĀ® is releasing newly adopted candidate measures for you to implement in your electronic patient care or analytic software.These 14 measures represent the best efforts by over 60 dedicated and very bright volunteers to develop a set of measures, for the very first time, that when finalized can be used nationwide to improve care and safety.

Contact your vendor to learn how to use the measures in their software.

You can see the latest list of self-reported vendor readiness to support EMS Compass measures by downloading this EMS Compass Vendor Readiness Guide (updated 1/17/17) link.

The measures are available in PDF format from this v10.3 PDF LINK (updated 11/4/16) or as a spreadsheet from this: v10.3 XLSX LINK (updated 11/4/16).

We know that this kind of testing is not for everyone and that not all EMS agencies will be able to fully test these measures in their software without having additional technical expertise or background.

If your NEMSIS v3 vendor has an EMS Compass Ready software solution available for you, it is simply a matter of asking for the measures to be enabled.

However, if not, you may need to specify for them that these measures should be made available to you in a manual reporting or analytics tool.

The answers to these questions may also help you assess if you can participate: The answers to these questions may also help you assess if you can participate: Are you using a NEMSIS v3 compliant e PCR System?

To correctly calculate the measures you will need to use version 3 compliant data.

The measures have not yet been widely tested to assure their reliability and validity with the newly implemented NEMSIS version 3 standard data so we need your help!

We want to know how impactful these measures are for your agency and how easy they are to use and understand.

Are you a local agency leader who has a quality improvement program, knows how to use performance measures, and has a system in place to use them? The objective is to evaluate one or more of the fourteen candidate measures in real-world settings.