Midstate Agencies, Your Help Is Needed!

EMS Agency Leadership:

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 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 in to 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 EMS Agencies to complete the following survey:  https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/change-request-solicitation-ems- 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, 13 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 your support of the EMS System in New York State.