Who We Are
The EMS Performance Improvement Center is a satellite office housed within the Emergency Medicine Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The center is research oriented and funded through contracts, subcontracts, grants and agreements. Although the EMS Performance Improvement Center operates as an independent off-site entity in regards to routine and non-routine matters, it is linked for the purposes of state-wide coordination with the UNC Health Care System, Department of Emergency Medicine, and the lead facilities in multiple states including, the North Carolina Office of EMS (NCOEMS), the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), the West Virginia Office of EMS (WVOEMS) and the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH). Through these venues, all counties within the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Mississippi are linked to the EMSPIC seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, in a variety of cutting-edge IT programs aimed towards comprehensive pre-hospitalization trauma and disaster services, coordination, policy-making, regulation, and research.
The EMSPIC develops, maintains and supports several inter-connected and extremely complex web based state-wide applications. These include
- Prehospital Medical Information System (PreMIS)
- Credentialing Information System (CIS)
- State Medical Asset Resource Tracking Tool (SMARTT)
- EMS Performance Improvement Toolkits
PreMIS, CIS, SMARTT, and the EMS Toolkits together are coined the EMS Data System. The North Carolina EMS Data System is fully implemented and operational within North Carolina and is currently in use by over 700 NC EMS agencies and 40,000 EMS personnel. Within North Carolina, the PreMIS system collects an estimated 1,000,000 EMS call reports per year, containing well over 200 data elements per record. In 2008 the EMSPIC initiated contracts to implement an EMS Data System within the states of South Carolina and West Virginia and by January 2010, the EMS Data System was fully implemented within these states and is in use by over 100,000 EMS personnel. It collects over 2,000,000 EMS records annually through daily data submission by every EMS agency encompassing these three states.
EMS Performance Improvement Center
100 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: 1-919-843-0201 Toll-Free: 1-866-773-6477 (1-866-premis7)
Via I-40: Take exit 273, NC-54 towards Chapel Hill. Merge onto US-15/501 South, toward Carrboro and Pittsboro. Take the ramp toward Carrboro and Pittsboro that is US-15/501 South - NC-86 North. Turn LEFT onto NC-86/US-15, which is also South Columbia St. Continue South towards Pittsboro. Continue through the light at Culbreth Road. Turn right at the second entrance to Southern Village, the light at Market Street. For adjacent parking, turn into the first driveway on your right. After turning into the driveway, the PreMIS offices are the first building on the right, 100 Market Street. The office itself is on the second floor of the building.