Measure Development Process

NEMSQA Measure Development and Adoption Process


In this section of the website, you will find broad-view and detailed versions of the NEMSQA Measure Development and Adoption Process. NEMSQA uses a standardized approach to measure development and adoption, and the process map provides details into our approach.


At the heart of the process map, you will find that NEMSQA takes a lifecycle approach in developing and maintaining measures. This approach ensures that as each measure developed by NEMSQA, it is thoroughly researched, specified, and tested before it is deployed into the EMS world for use. The lifecycle also ensures that the development process for a measure is never complete, as measures are everchanging entities and they must be regularly maintained by going through the rigor of the lifecycle on a regular, predetermined basis.


The current NEMSQA Measure Development and Adoption Process was approved by the Board of Trustees on February 28, 2019, however, it is a living document to be updated as required to improve this process. As the Measure Development Committee works through this process to develop new measures and identify and adopt existing measures owned and stewarded by other organizations, this process will be updated so that it is more efficient and lends itself to the development and adoption of measures that are of increasing value to the EMS community.