The EMS Authority has released a Grant Funding Opportunity for Data Quality Improvement for the local EMS agencies. to purchase Mobile Devices. These grant funds originating from the California Office of Traffic Safety ($1.2 million) will enable EMS providers to improve data quality in their transition to NEMSIS 3.4 standards and provide tools for future implementation of health information exchange functionality.
The deadline for applications is January 18, 2017. The specific details of the grant can be found at the link listed below on the EMS Authority website. This is an exciting time for the data system overall with this opportunity to improve data collection and reporting in the state.