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Vision Statement On Mobile Integrated Healthcare, Community Paramedicine Released

Feb 06, 2014

In a news release issued today, NAEMT announced the release of a Mobile Integrated Healthcare-Community Paramedicine Vision Statement. Created through the collaboration of the nation's leading EMS and emergency medicine physicians' organizations, the vision statement defines key attributes of Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) and Community Paramedicine (CP) programs. The goal of the statement is to assist EMS agencies and practitioners in understanding and communicating the MIH-CP vision to potential healthcare partners, payers and their communities.

"It's so important for the EMS industry to come together to define this potentially transformative new healthcare delivery model," says Don Lundy, NAEMT President. "The vision statement reflects the breadth of knowledge, experience and ideas about Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine from many facets of our profession."

According to the vision statement, key elements of MIH-CP programs include being fully integrated within the healthcare system, data driven, patient-centered and team based. With partnerships between multiple types of healthcare providers and healthcare entities an important part of any MIH-CP program, the vision statement itself needed to reflect that spirit of cooperation.

Read the full Mobile Integrated Healthcare-Community Paramedicine Vision Statement. >>