Wisconsin Ambulance Run Data System (WARDS)
Features and Benefits |
Obtaining Access |
NEMSIS | Version 2
Information | Version 3 Information
Division of Public Health provides a secure, web-based reporting
system called the Wisconsin Ambulance Run Data System (WARDS).
Ambulance service providers are able to enter and submit their ambulance run information
electronically via the internet. This
web-based program is available at no charge to Wisconsin ambulance service providers.
program provides each ambulance service with the following:
- Ambulance run reporting
- Can be customized for each service
- Printable run reports
- Over 100 pre-programmed quality
assurance and/or quality improvement reports
- Ad-hoc reporting
- An internal service-wide email system
- A website for each ambulance service
provider to customize
Other data collection
programs that ambulance service providers may be using are able to
interface with WARDS, allowing services to continue to use those programs.
The only requirement is for the program to create an XML file for
uploading to WARDS.
Features/Benefits of WARDS
- WARDS is easy to use.
- A printable report takes the place of
the ambulance run report.
- Data available to the service will be
- Continuous quality improvement
functions are included in the programming.
- Service information is available at
the manager's fingertips for annual reports, budget requests,
training records, and other measures of performance.
- System can help find spikes in
symptoms and allow for investigation and early identification of
possible disease outbreaks.
- System will assist in identifying
interventions that work best for patients by comparing interventions
used under different conditions against the patient outcome.
Software for ambulance
service providers that prefer to use a laptop computer or a tablet
system is available at a reduced cost from the same vendor that hosts
the WARDS system.
Obtain Access to WARDS
a secure web-based system, and therefore a User ID and password are required to access the system.
All licensed personnel are given an account in WARDS when their Local
Credential Agreement (LCA) for a service is approved. For new
users, be sure to try the same User Name and Password used in your
E-Licensing account. Otherwise, please contact your Service Director first. If
questions still exist please have your Service Director contact either
Chuck Happel at (608) 266-0471 or
by email at email@example.com
or Paul Wittkamp at (608) 261-9306 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are requesting Hospital Access please have the Trauma Coordinator
or EMS Coordinator for the hospital contact Ashley Bergeron at
(608) 267-0234 or by email at
NEMSIS (National EMS Information System)
DHS) is a national database that stores aggregate data from
participating states (exit
DHS). Statistical information may be obtained from this
database on a variety of topics such as disposition, elapsed times and
delays. Medical or trauma related transports as well as specific
diagnoses such as Cardiac Arrest. None of the data provided to NEMSIS
contains any patient's protected health information (PHI). Wisconsin has
been providing data to NEMSIS since 2013.
The current version of NEMSIS being used is in WARDS is version
2.2.1. There are plans to upgrade to a newer updated version 3.3.4.
Below are resources that can be used to identify the data that is either
required or optionally provided by all services statewide.
Current Version 2 Information
Updated Version 3 Information
further information about
WARDS, contact Chuck Happel
at (608) 266-0471 or by email at email@example.com.
November 25, 2014