Becoming A Member

We welcome all emergency departments to join us by sharing data for administrative decision-making and patient focused research. We conduct an annual data collection of ED performance and clinical process metrics, then provide each member a Comparative Performance Report. Each Report includes your measures compared to peer EDs. You’re also provided with the online version of this tool which includes the ability to customize your peer group of interest (region, annual ED volume, academic status, adult vs pediatric, etc). Each year our data collection supports 2 NIH funded emergency care studies. Details are included below.

Membership is free!

  • Step One

    Complete and send us this simple Membership Agreement. There is no obligation rather an acknowledgement of our data collection and sharing policy.

  • Step Two

    Start Collecting Your Data. The Baseline Data Collection Tool (BDCT) is our annual survey with the complementary BDCT Instruction Set to provide guidance along the way.

  • Step Three

    Submit your data to us via our online system. You may also email or fax your data to our research partner, the Vanderbilt Emergency Care Health Services Research Data Coordinating Center (HSR-DCC).

Then you’re official!

For any questions contact us directly via email at