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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.

ResearchUnderstanding Community ParamedicineFor Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network (RPHWTN)
Research2023 National Survey Summary on MIH-CP ProgramsNAEMT surveyed EMS agencies to determine the current status of their programs.
Research2018 2nd National Survey on Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community ParamedicineDetails how EMS is meeting community health needs through innovative partnerships, programs and services.
ArticleRealignment of EMS Reimbursement Policy New Hope for Patient-Centered Out-of-Hospital CareDiscusses the decoupling of EMS assessment and treatment from ED transport, CMMI ET3 model, and the potential to promote significant innovation within the EMS community.
ArticleTop 7 Reasons That Mobile Integrated Healthcare-Community Paramedicine Programs Benefit EveryoneProvides seven reasons of how MIH-CP programs help EMS agencies to create patient-centered, mobile resources in an out-of-hospital environment.
ResearchStudy: Emergency Medical Services Professionals’ Attitudes About Community Paramedic ProgramsFinds the majority of EMS professionals in this study believe they understand CP programs and perceive that their communities want them to provide CP-level care and most are willing to attend additional CP education and/or are willing to perform CP duties.
ResearchStudy: Community paramedics treat high acuity conditions in the homeExamined whether community paramedics can evaluate and treat, under the direction of a credentialed physician, high acuity medical conditions in the home within an advanced illness management (AIM) practice.
ArticleFederal Advisory Opinion Favors Community Paramedic ProgramOffice of Inspector General issued a favorable advisory opinion (AO 19-03) concerning post-discharge patient care services provided to patients by a medical center, including through a community paramedic (CP) program, to help reduce patient readmissions.
ResearchUniversity of Maryland 2nd MIH-CP Quarterly ReportFindings from Sep-Nov 2018: University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore City Fire Department MIH-CP pilot programs in West Baltimore.
Program Description/ToolsMIH-CP CollaborationPresentation by TMF Health Quality Institute.
Program Description/ToolsNew Money MakeoverWhat new EMS payment models mean to Medical Directors and their agencies.
Program Description/ToolsMIH-CP Learning and Action Network (LAN)TMF Health Quality Institute in partnership with NAEMT announce the release of an online learning, collaboration platform to raise awareness and improve the efficiency of MIH-CP programs.
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.