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 will be updating your ImageTrend Elite site to v1.18.09.1 on Wednesday, October 10th between 8 am and 1 pm CDT.  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 10 minutes of downtime during this update.

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

GEMSIS Elite Regional Workshops

GEMSIS Elite Regional workshops will be offered to All EMS Licensed Agencies in Georgia; Directors and Data Managers, and EMS Initial Education Program Directors. 

Click here for more details and registration. 

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 10/3/2018