The EMS Compass initiative is not simply about designing performance measures for the present. EMS Compass will create a process for the continual design, testing and evaluation of performance measures—and guidance for how local systems can use those measures to improve—so EMS can continue to provide the highest quality care to patients and communities in the future.
EMS Compass performance measures are intended for use by EMS systems to guide quality improvement. View the measures here and begin the journey of using your data to assess your EMS system’s performance today.
For the EMS community, measuring performance is vital to achieving our ultimate goal—providing the best possible care to the people and communities we serve. Performance measures should be an integral part of the quality management process, identifying areas of strength and areas where we need to improve.
In healthcare and local government, performance measurement is becoming an essential way of evaluating the effectiveness of an organization. For EMS, demonstrating effectiveness through evidence-based performance measures is an essential step in the growth of our profession. It is critical that the EMS community comes together and determines which measures truly define the provision of high-quality, patient-centered EMS care.