DATA COLLECTION AND AGENCY ADMINISTRATION INTERFACE
ODMAP is a web interface which can be accessed from any device and through a CAD system. The system is designed to minimize the effort and time required by a first responder to enter data. It will report date and time when accessed, and if the user accesses ODMAP in the field, the system will default to the GPS coordinates of the device for the location, or they can enter an address. The user must record whether or not the overdose incident is fatal or non-fatal and the extent to which naloxone or an overdose reversal drug was administered, in all taking seconds and provides the Level 1 user a confirmation when entered.
API DATA COLLECTION
An Application Programming Interface (API) is a popular method for stakeholder agencies to contribute data without creating additional (manual) reporting or processes. The API allows for data integration by connecting with the agency or state’s Record Management Software (RMS) to ODMAP. An API allows for the direct, automated integration of the two systems.
ODMAP connects to diverse fields such as EMS, Law Enforcement, and Health. EMS has adopted the National Emergency Medical Services Information Systems (NEMSIS). Law Enforcement does not have an industry adopted standard similar to NEMSIS, although, there have been attempts at utilizing the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) standards, it is not implemented nationally. As a result, ODMAP developed a custom API which is simple to consume across disciplines.
ODMAP utilizes a REST API, combined with a JSON payload to transfer data between both systems. This is a combination of modern technology that is developer friendly and compatible with nearly all programming languages. Once an Agency identifies the data in their RMS, it takes approximately 2-3 weeks to implement the API.