• September 10th, 2018

When public health officials and researchers learn about the data EMS providers collect every day, they are often shocked—and excited. The information collected in electronic patient care records, computer-aided dispatch systems and other sources offers rich material for officials trying to address public health issues ranging from opioid overdoses to vehicle crashes to stroke and much more.

At the federal level, a partnership between the NHTSA Office of EMS and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now making it easier for CDC researchers to access, analyze and interpret national EMS data.