Source: ESO SolutionsTo paraphrase an old saying, when you’ve seen one EMS organization transition to NEMSIS 3, you’ve seen one EMS organization transition to NEMSIS 3. But among EMS agencies and fire departments that have made the switch, a number of common elements emerge that have helped make the transition run smoothly. Here are 5 of the most important:1. Understand what NEMSIS is (and what that means for you).NEMSIS stands for the National EMS Information System, a data dictionary that defines and standardizes how patient data is collected in your state — and among EMS provider agencies nationwide. NEMSIS 3 is the newest update to the system, and it’s being rolled out on a state-by-state basis. When it’s your state’s turn, the way your EMTs and paramedics collect patient data and complete reports will change. If you’re prepared, you can expect a smooth transition.