National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center
Each state can identify areas where progress is most feasible.
The performance measures represent a focused priority and direction for EMSC partnership grantees for the next several years. Beginning in fiscal year 2017, state EMSC partnership grantees will be required to provide baseline data for the next generation of performance measures. The data collection will start in March of 2017.
The details of how this is to be accomplished will be released, in the upcoming, Performance Measure Implementation Manual; but in essence, grantees will report a numerator and denominator, Yes/No answer, or a score for each measure in the HRSA Electronic Handbook. Supporting documentation (as described in the Implementation Manual) for each measure may be requested.
Once baseline data are collected, it is expected that grantees will focus part of their program activities each year on addressing those performance measures where deficiencies exist so that progress can be made over time. Grantees are encouraged to utilize their EMSC advisory committees to identify those measures where improvements are most realistic.
Federal EMSC program staff realize that it will be challenging for states to fulfill all measures, but each state can identify areas where progress is most feasible and focus program efforts accordingly, and can receive specific help from NEDARC and/or HRSA in this effort.
Note that the current implementation manual will go into effect in March 2017.