EMS & Trauma Registry Integration
Texas Department of State Health Services' (DSHS) Jia Benno, discussed DSHS initiatives at the TRCC Member Roundtable. In her role at DSHS, Benno uses data to understand the impact of injuries, identify public health issues and provide data to support programs focused on preventing future injuries.
In partnership with TTI, DSHS is working on creating a dashboard to share emergency medical services (EMS) and trauma data with stakeholders by implementing data linkage using the universally unique identifier (UUID) in the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS).This data will be integrated with the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT's) Crash Records Information System.
"What's exciting about this is that the EMS agency can share the UUID with the state to the nation with no lingering relationship to a patient, hospital or state," says Benno. "This means that local hospitals, EMS agencies, states and national registries all have the same unique link between records for trauma patients."
The UUID will be implemented when the state moves towards NEMSIS version 3.5 later this year.