Georgia Emergency Medical Services Information System (GEMSIS)

GEMSIS Elite Scheduled Maintenance and Update

ImageTrend will be updating your ImageTrend Elite site to v1.19.05.1 on Tuesday, May 21st between 8 am and 1 pm CDT. This includes enhancements and fixes from v1.19.05.0 and additional fixes in v1.19.05.1.  A warning banner will appear on your site 15 minutes prior to your site updating, letting any users currently in the system know to save their work and close the browser. There may be up to 30 minutes of downtime during this update.

Highlights of the v1.19.05.0 release:

  • Name your agency defined Violation Code Sets and bulk activate/inactivate codes
  • Restrict creation of specific Training and Activity Courses and Events based on permission groups
  • Sorting by the Location column in Hydrants will now sort the street name alphabetically

Report Writer Update

ImageTrend will be updating the reporting database for your Report Writer module within your ImageTrend Elite site to v19.04 at some point between May 8 and July 7, 2019. These updates will be released to your site in phases to minimize any potential impact on performance, with the final phase making the new and updated dataset fields available for you to include in reports. 

Highlights of this release:

  • Many new columns are available from the EMS Incidents, Community Health Visits, Inspections, Locations and Occupants datasets for inclusion in transactional reports
  • Various fixes and performance improvements are now in place for reporting.

View all the release updates and details in the release notes available soon this week on your site under Community > Help/University > Release Notes > Report Writer Release Notes.

You may reach ImageTrend Support via phone at 888-730-3255 or online at

Guidance for Documenting Stroke-Related EMS Calls

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) uses a variety of data sources to track stroke events and the quality of stroke care delivery across Georgia. EMS plays a critical role in optimizing stroke care and ensuring better patient outcome. Please see the attached guide for proper documentation on stroke-related EMS calls. 

Guidance for Documenting Drug Overdose-related EMS Trips

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) uses a variety of data sources to track drug overdose trends across Georgia. Please see the attached guide for documenting drug overdose-related ED visits and/or EMS trips. 

Georgia EMS Agencies

All Georgia licensed EMS agencies (ground ambulance services, neonatal transport services, air ambulance services, and medical first responder services) must report EMS data using GEMSIS Elite v3.4.0 or any other NEMSIS approved ePCR vendor software in order to be complaint. 

For any questions, please contact Dipti Patel at

Important Links for Agencies and Vendors: 

GEMSIS Elite Link:

NEMSIS Links: 

ImageTrend Support:  

New Video Highlights Importance of EMS Data

The Office of EMS recently released a two-minute animated video that shows how EMS data can be used to improve EMS systems and patient care at the local, state and national levels. It follows EMS data from the moment it is collected at the scene to when the information is analyzed. 

This video, intended for all members of the EMS community, highlights the importance of collecting and sharing accurate information, and the numerous ways agencies, policymakers, researchers and others use it. 

Credit: NHTSA Office of EMS 


Page last updated 5/15/2019