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MIH-CP Knowledge Center

Please use this Knowledge Center to assist in researching, planning and developing your MIH-CP program. The documents include background information on MIH-CP, reference materials, case studies, articles, surveys and white papers.

Program Description/ToolsQuality Insights Quality Innovation Network video resourcesVideos to explain the benefits of mobile integrated healthcare-community paramedicine
ResearchNo Place Like Home: Advancing the Safety of Care in the HomeIHI Report. Boston, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2018.
ResearchEarly Experiences With the Acute Community Care Program in Eastern MassachusettsStudy in American Journal of Managed Care
Research2nd National Survey on Mobile Integrated Healthcare-Community ParamedicineReport on how EMS is meeting community health needs through innovative partnerships, programs and services.
ResearchEMS Professionals’ Attitudes About Community Paramedic ProgramsStudy to evaluate the perceptions of EMS professionals toward the concept of a CP program.
Case StudyAlternate Payment ModelsArticle on the new economic models that are changing the face of EMS delivery.
Program Description/ToolsTransforming EMS: Mobile Integrated Healthcare-Community ParamedicineAn inside look at mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine, an emerging healthcare trend that's improving the lives of patients and transforming the role of the nation's EMS, paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs).
Research“Bridges to Care” (B2C) coordinated care programCoordination Program Reduced Acute Care Use And Increased Primary Care Visits Among Frequent Emergency Care Users
Program Description/ToolsValley Health, Ridgewood, N.J., recruitment videoVideo outlining program that includes visits to patients who do not qualify or refuse Home Care to reinforce hospital discharge education and other services.
ResearchEvaluation of California's Community Paramedicine Pilot ProgramsResults from 13 CP programs show reduction in 911 calls and ED visits by linking patients to primary care, behavioral health, housing and social services.
ArticleCommunity Health Worker CertificationDiscussed CHWC and its role in MIH-CP programs
Program Description/ToolsNAEMSP MIH-CP resourcesPowerPoints from the Jan. 24 Committee Meeting
Case StudyTransitions of Care Model Inclusive of Unplanned Care Improves the Patient ExperienceA patient-centered, unplanned care treatment strategy may significantly improve the patient’s healthcare experience while reducing unnecessary utilization of higher cost, inpatient healthcare resources.
ResearchMobile Integrated Healthcare: Preliminary Experience and Impact Analysis with a Medicare Advantage PopulationJournal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research
ResearchAn Innovative Approach to Health Care Delivery for Patients with Chronic ConditionsMIH is an emerging model that leverages EMS systems to effectively address the key issues of care transitions, longitudinal care, and unplanned episodes of care.
ResearchProviding Acute Care at Home: Community Paramedics Enhance an Advanced Illness Management Program—Preliminary DataStudy by Northwell Health researchers in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Case StudyConvening a Learning Community To Reduce Non-urgent Use of Emergency Services in Detroit Published in AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange
Program Description/ToolsCommunity Paramedicine – Treat & Refer EMS Agency RecognitionReimbursement through Arizona Medicaid for EMS agencies to treat and refer, but do no transport patients unnecessarily.
ResearchFire Based MIH-CP – Data and ResourcesReport includes where MIH-CP is being used in the USA and what information is available from those communities.
InfographicMake Your Patients health and Your ED Happy with Community ParamedicineThe Advisory Board Company visually explains community paramedicine.
Program Description/ToolsArizona Policy Primer – "Fired Up: Community Paramedicine Models Blaze a Trail"Overview of Arizona MIH-CP programs, including multiple case studies Published: Feb 2016
ResearchEMS Telemedicine Report: Prehospital Use of Video TechnologiesNational Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) report includes trends, case studies and survey results on perceptions of EMS telemedicine usefulness
ResearchCommunity paramedicine model of care: an observational, ethnographic case studyStudy finds community engagement distinguishes CP from other EMS services
ArticlePinch Hitting: Doctor Shortages in Rural America Have Paramedics Stepping Up To the Plate When NeededState Legislatures magazine explores community paramedicine and legislative change
ArticlePrevalence of Untreated Severe Mental Illness … Places Unmanageable Burden on First Responders and Law EnforcementStatistics and background information on the nation's mental health crisis from the Interagency Board; useful for EMS agencies seeking to develop a mental health intervention.