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.
Request data from MATRIS
Log in to MATRIS
Individuals and vendors working on behalf of a licensed ambulance service who do not have a username and password may request to set up a new user in the system.
To request a user agreement, complete the MATRIS Use Agreement and either:
- Scan the completed agreement and email to email@example.com, OR
- Mail the completed agreement to:
Office of Emergency Medical Services, Attn: MATRIS
Department of Public Health
99 Chauncy Street, 11th Floor
Boston MA, 02111
Vendors working with licensed ambulance services may also use the test login information below to access MATRIS before receiving login credentials:
- ID: vendor
- Password: Section12
- 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
NEMSIS V3 Training Resources
DPH/OEMS will hold an informational webinar to answer questions about the transition process. Ambulance service staff and vendors are welcome to attend:
January 29, 2019 3:00 - 4:00PM Click here to register.
DPH/OEMS has also scheduled three in-person training sessions for ambulance services with an educator from the MATRIS software vendor. Please note the same training will be offered in each location, so it is only necessary to attend one training session:
February 12, 2019
9:30AM – 5:00 PM
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, 400 Worcester Road (Route 9 Eastbound), Framingham
February 13, 2019
9:30AM - 5:00PM
Southeastern Massachusetts EMS Council (Region V), 827 Oak St. Suite 207, Brockton
February 14, 2019
9:30AM - 5:00PM
Northampton Fire Department, 26 Carlon Drive, Northampton
Additionally, 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: