The primary purpose of EMS data collection is for the improvement and support of EMS systems, research, and delivery of quality patient care. The collection of reliable, comprehensive, valid data from Massachusetts ambulance services allows the Department of Public Health (DPH), ambulance services, and EMS Medical Directors to work collectively to assess the quality of care delivered to patients with the fundamental objective of quality improvement.
Read the Clarification of Goals and Purposes of EMS Data Collection through MATRIS to learn more about the mission and goals of data collection through MATRIS.
Emergency Medical Services data is included in the Department of Public Health’s Quarterly Opioid Report, available online at https://www.mass.gov/lists/current-opioid-statistics.
Request data from MATRIS
Log in to MATRIS NEMSIS V2
Web Services Endpoint URL for 3rd party ePCR Software Imports: https://matrisv3.dph.state.ma.us/Elite/Organizationmatris/Nemsis3WS
Dataset Resources for NEMSIS V3
- AR 5-403 Statewide EMS Minimum Data Set (NEMSIS V3 effective 02/28/19) l (DOC)
- MATRIS NEMSIS V3.4 Data Dictionary
- AR 5-403 Data Elements Differences MATRIS NEMSIS V3.4
- NEMSIS V3 Rollout Information
- MATRIS Migration to NEMSIS Version 3.4 Timeline
NEMSIS V3 Training Resources
In February 2019, three in-person training sessions were held with an educator from the MATRIS software vendor. DPH/OEMS has contracted for the vendor to have its educator teach two additional on-site trainings, which will be scheduled as it becomes clear when they would be most beneficial, based on ambulance services’ migration plans.
DPH/OEMS held two additional in-person training sessions in September 2019 with an educator from the MATRIS software vendor, which focused on the MATRIS NEMSIS V3 system.
Data set resources for NEMSIS V2
MATRIS how-to guides
Documents with guidance on data submission and other instructions are available when you login to the MATRIS site. Links are posted on the landing page for submitting data, reviewing validation scores, proposed data element additions, and other information. Below is a subset of these documents: