NYS 2020 01 ePCR EMT / AEMT / Critical Care Technician / Paramedic Survey

-For Providers-


New York State has begun the review process in preparation for the evaluation, design, development, testing and implementation of the 2020 01 Schematron Update.   The Schematron sets the data standard required for all EMS care provided in New York State.  As the front-line care providers, your input is essential for the team working on the update.  The planned date of the Schematron update has not been confirmed and will be announced in the future when that determination is established.

New York State is surveying software vendors, emergency medical technicians (at all levels), EMS agency leadership and regional EMS Program Agencies for their feedback with suggestions for improvement of the validation rules as we move into the calendar year 2020.  Your input in this process is helpful and instrumental to the success of the update process:

Please keep in mind:

  • The NYS Schematron Update will be completed in 2020 after a comprehensive review and decision-making process
  • The NYS Transition Team consists of representatives from the regional EMS Program Agencies, the NYS DOH BEMSATS Data Unit, EMS Agencies, and EMS care providers
  • The Proposed changes will be reviewed by a team of 18 EMTs (across all levels) representing the 18 Regions of New York State
  • The Proposed changes will be reviewed by the Software Vendors for any development and implementation concerns
  • NYS DOH BEMSATS and Regional Program Agencies will be developing Training Materials to prepare the entire EMS system in NYS for 2020 01.
  • The entire NYS EMS System will make the transition in a coordinated fashion at one selected date and time

At this time, we are asking any EMT/AEMT/AEMT-CC/AEMT-P to complete the following survey:  https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/change-request-solicitation-prov to provide the transition team with not only concerns but also proposals for revision of validation rules and a supporting rationale where this change will improve documentation for the EMS agencies and EMTs in New York state.

Your replies are due by the close of business on Friday, 20 December 2019.

Remember, only one concern with each completed form and that multiple forms may be completed by each EMS Agency.  Incomplete forms will not be considered.

Thank you for being the backbone of the EMS System in New York State.

Peter L. Brodie, BS, AEMT
EMS Data Coordinator
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems
New York State Department of Health
875 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12206
ph: 518.402.0996 | [email protected]

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