How do you measure quality in your EMS system? You have a set of standardized quality measures that are used nationally. The National EMS Quality Alliance (NEMSQA) is currently conducting a Call for Concepts for quality measures. These concepts will be evaluated by a panel of EMS subject matter experts for possible development into a new quality measure.
A good quality measure is one that measures something essential for quality as opposed to just something that is nice to know. Some examples of areas to address through quality measures are: Clinical treatment, Call take and dispatch (EMD), Safety, and Response times.
Everyone is encourage to consider submitting one or more concepts as the more concepts that are received this only helped in the development of useful measures. You can submit your concepts at this link: https://www.nemsqa.org/measure-development-process/. The deadline for submission is August 20, 2020 but you are encouraged to submit your concepts soon.
The National EMS Quality Alliance (NEMSQA), in collaboration with Florida Department of Health Division of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support, invites members of the EMS Community and the public to submit concepts for consideration in the Feasible, Actionable, Impactful, Relevant (F.A.I.R....