Best Practices

Best practices represent a check list of items to consider and recommend following when transitioning to EMSTARS/biospatial.  Please send in comments and suggestions to the Best Practices list, by contacting us via email with the subject "Best Practices".

  1. Don't underestimate the transition to EMSTARS/biospatial.
  2. Ask your vendor how long it will take to install and configure your system.
  3. Determine if you or your vendor will do the mapping.
  4. Test your software.
  5. Plan the roll out of your system (all, phases).
  6. Plan on training your personnel on the new system and close call rules.
  7. Familiarize yourself with data dictionary.
  8. Familiarize yourself with project website.
  9. Plan on your first submission having several warning messages.
  10. Ask questions.