A message from the Bureau Data Team:
An update has been made to the Paper PCR Portal platform on the New York State Elite Site to improve ease of entry for providers and improve data collection. The field Incident Zip Code has been added to the form with a corresponding Incident Address Location Lookup button. Providers will now only need to enter the zip code of the scene address and then click the lookup button and the Incident County and Incident State fields will be filled in automatically.
This change is being implemented to not only make data entry easier for providers, but to also make these charts available in Biospatial, a platform the Department of Health utilizes for data monitoring and performance measures. The Biospatial platform will become available to Regional Program Agencies and EMS Agency leadership to utilize in the near future.
Agencies encountering any issues with this update should reach out to the Data and Informatics team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder: submission of patient care reporting through the Paper PCR Portal does not qualify an EMS agency to participate in the Continuing Medical Education Recertification Program.
Reminder: all patient care reports are required to be submitted to the Department no later than four (4) hours after the completion of the incident no less than 90% of the time.
Peter L. Brodie, BS, AEMT
Deputy Chief, Data and Informatics Unit
EMS Data Manager
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems