Georgia Emergency Medical Services Information System (GEMSIS)

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. 

GEMSIS Elite Scheduled Maintenance and Update

ImageTrend is pleased to announce that we will be updating the Report Writer module within your ImageTrend Elite site to v3.6.13 on Tuesday, December 4.  You can view the current version at the bottom of the left menu within Report Writer. 

Highlights of this release:

  • When creating custom text columns in transactional reports, you can now use HTML tags to add bold or italic formatting, or to add line breaks within the column

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

Georgia EMS Agencies

The deadline to transition to NEMSIS v3.4.0 for all agency licensees (ground ambulance services, neonatal transport services, air ambulance services, and medical first responder services) was March 31, 2018.  All active agency licensees must now be using GEMSIS Elite v3.4.0 system to be in compliance for data reporting.

For agency licensees that are not reporting data using GEMSIS Elite v3.4.0, 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 12/3/2018