Community Paramedicine:
EMS Mobile Integrated Health Care

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Hospital readmissions and emergency department visits are common and costly, particularly for people with chronic conditions and the elderly. Quality Insights is supporting emergency medical service (EMS) providers that offer Mobile Integrated Health Care (MIH) services – commonly called “Community Paramedicine” – to help patients and hospitals address these issues through education, resource management, regular reassessment after discharge and a reduction in 9-1-1 misuse. 

About the Project

Community Paramedicine: EMS Mobile Integrated Health Care (CP/MIH) is a Special Innovation Project (SIP) in West Virginia. Through this project, Quality Insights' team is: 

  • Working with Community Paramedicine (CP) partners and stakeholders to advance the spread of successful interventions
  • Identifying causes of hospital readmission or emergency department use
  • Developing and conducting assessments to identify local needs
  • Analyzing data and providing reports to participating health care providers that identify key drivers of hospital readmission
  • Developing resources and educational materials to support both patients and health care providers 
  • Addressing social needs of patients and their families through community engagement
  • Coaching patients and their families to be active self-managers of chronic disease

Project Goals

As a result of these efforts, we hope to see: 
 
  • A decrease in unnecessary hospital admissions and emergency department visits
  • Enhanced access to quality care for the most vulnerable and rural residents in West Virginia   

Get Involved

Biddy Smith
Network Task Lead
800.642.8686, ext. 3252
bsmith@qualityinsights.org

Resources

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