Note: This message is displayed if (1) your browser is not standards-compliant or (2) you have you disabled CSS. Read our Policies for more information.
In 2013, the Indiana State Department of Health implemented the Indiana State EMS Bridge (https://indianaems.isdh.in.gov/). This program is a web-based, statewide data system designed to give Indiana's EMS providers the flexibility to collect their own data and report them to the Indiana State Department of Health. In return, this free, user-friendly system features a report writing function that allows agencies to use their data to define and create their own reports and publish them to several different formats. The program is both National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) compliant.
As of June 2014, over 100 Indiana EMS providers actively submit data to the state EMS registry.
The software vendor chosen for the registry is ImageTrend from Minneapolis, MN. ImageTrend has also been selected to provide a repository for trauma data. This combination of EMS and trauma data allows Indiana to develop a more robust data system with which we can create a better statewide patient care system.
ImageTrend offers many features which can save you time when completing a run sheet, including drop-down boxes to enter data. Many of the drop-down boxes contain generic information appropriate to all Services, such as medications or allergies, but the product also allows you to personalize the options just for your Service. You must either activate these options or add information pertaining to your Service. This Quick Start Guide contains instructions and screen shots to help walk you through the process. Your service also has the ability to extract the data in the registry and send it to another organization. For instructions on how to transfer the data from the ISDH EMS Registry to another organization, please review the Transferring Data from ISDH EMS Registry to another Organization guide. To modify the incident date on a run sheet, review the Incident Date on a Run Sheet guide. Contact Murray Lawry, EMS Registry Manager, with any questions.
EMS Registry Manager
Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention