Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine Program Toolkit

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Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine Program Toolkit

Description

This toolkit can help emergency medical services (EMS) agencies develop and operate Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine (MIH-CP) programs. The toolkit contains samples of forms, documents, and questionnaires that EMS agencies are currently using to run their MIH-CP programs.

MIH-CP is the provision of health care using patient-centered, mobile resources in the out-of-hospital environment. It may include, but is not limited to, services such as:

  • Increasing access to care in underserved areas
  • Providing telephone advice to 911 callers instead of resource dispatch 
  • Using  community paramedics or other specially trained EMS practitioners for management of individuals who frequently request health services or patients at risk for hospital admission or readmission, chronic disease management, preventive care, or postdischarge followup visits
  • Transport or referral of patients to a broad spectrum of appropriate care, not limited to hospital emergency departments

Developer:

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

Funding Sources:

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

History

Date Verified: 07/14/16
Original Summary: July 2016
Last Updated: 07/14/16

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