Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Data Systems
Emergency Medical Services Tracking and Reporting System (EMSTARS)
Prehospital Aggregate System
乐动体育登录This system was implemented in 2002 and provides aggregated EMS agency response information. EMS agencies are required to complete a quarterly report of the volume and type of calls that were completed. Upon receipt of this report, EMS Section staff enter the information into a Structured Query Language (SQL) database. These data do not provide incident level specific information and cannot be used to assess the complete continuum of care. Agencies not currently reporting to EMSTARS utilize this system to report prehospital aggregate data to the department.
Instruction Manual for the: EMS Aggregate Pre-Hospital and Provider Profile Information Form (DH 1304)
Emergency Medical Oversight Continuum of Care Data Warehouse
乐动体育登录The data warehouse currently hosts data from the EMSTARS patient care records that are linked with hospital discharge and emergency department data from the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). A comprehensive data warehouse business strategy is under development to enhance this capability to ensure valid health information is accessible when and where it is needed to improve and protect Florida's health and well-being.
Data Request and Use
The department encourages the use of EMS data for the advancement of medical research. Additionally, EMSTARS data should be used for local, regional, state-level quality improvement efforts. Aggregated state-level reports and data request forms can be found at the department's EMS Data Reports & Research webpage.
The Department of Health is dedicated to providing excellent customer service. For technical assistance or questions regarding the Florida EMS data, contact the EMS data staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call 850-245-4440 or toll free at 1-800-226-1911 if you need to reach the section by phone.
For more information write to:
Florida Department of Health
Division of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support
Emergency Medical Services Section
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-22
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1738
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.
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