Healthcare is transitioning from being fragmented, uncoordinated and decentralized to a system that is integrated and population based. This new system will provide incentives to promote value, wellness and a good patient experience. EMS agencies have the potential to play an important role in this new way of providing care. Interest is high, but the profession needs resources that help set the direction and tone.
Now it’s here. The Principles guide pulls together and places in context the basic tenets that should be a part of every mobile integrated healthcare practice. It is written by a group of leading researchers, educators, medical directors and practitioners, (the group is known as the MIHP Collaborative), all with invaluable experience in implementing and running MIHP programs.
The Principles guide features information on:
- Community Needs Assessment
- Program Taxonomy
- Infrastructure and People
- Competencies and Education
- Medical Oversight
- Financial Considerations
- Legal and Political Considerations
- Technology and Data
- Program Evaluation
This guide and other resources can be found in a new MIHP Resource Center: MIHPresources.com. In addition to articles and white papers, the Center features an interactive database showing examples of existing programs in a standardized template. EMS agencies and other public safety or healthcare entities can provide and update information by downloading the template.
Both of these new resources are funded by Medtronic Philanthropy, whose mission to expand access to chronic disease care for the underserved worldwide. Contact [email protected] for more information.