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.
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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
New Trainings for Ambulance Services
These 2 sessions will be led by an educator from the MATRIS software vendor and will focus on the MATRIS NEMSIS V3 system.
The same training will be offered in each location, so please only register for one session. Use the links below to register for one of the sessions:
- September 25, 2019, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Southeastern Massachusetts EMS Council (Region V)
827 Oak Street, Suite 207, Brockton
Register at: https://statema.webex.com/statema/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4c91d68a5930b0c96ec7fea166f03628
- September 26, 2019, 9:30AM – 5:00 PM
*Please note NEW location:
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
400 Worcester Road (Route 9 Eastbound), Framingham
Register at: https://statema.webex.com/statema/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5c0f60ca41c7169b9fad5ee12eaa2536
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.
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: