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W.Va. Quick Response Team Tackles Opioid Crisis
October 11, 2019
The team consists of first responders, health department workers and peer recovery coaches offering outreach to patients who overdose.
Amid More Penalties, Readmission Reduction Efforts Raising Questions
Jordan Rau, October 02, 2019
Medicare's been applying penalties since 2012, but the overall drop in readmits has been small.
Ore. MIH-CP Program Saves City Millions From Unnecessary ED Visits
October 01, 2019
CAHOOTS, a team of medics and mental health counselors, estimates their crisis intervention work saves $7 million a year by not transporting patients to hospitals.
Portland First Responders Aided by Homelessness Outreach Team
September 15, 2019
Dispatchers will send CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) to calls involving homeless people and provide medical and behavioral health assistance to relieve emergency crews.
Reducing Falls and Calls via Better Collaboration
September 11, 2019
A community paramedicine program sees better patient outcomes after adopting an ePCR system.
September 03, 2019
EMS World Top Innovation Award Submission Popular mobile technology platform now extends to other critical team members, allowing exchange of images, audio, stroke score, scene information and more…
Bringing the Doc to the Home
Stephanie Noriea, Esq.; Jared Oscarson, NRP, FACPE, September 01, 2019
Ready Responders’ model uses telehealth to bolster community care.
Akron Fire Department Launches Community Paramedicine Program
August 28, 2019
REACH (Resources, Education, and Advocacy for Community Health) paramedics focus their efforts on seniors and underserved populations.
Tex. Community Paramedic Program Serves the Homeless
August 19, 2019
Austin paramedics from the Homeless Outreach Street Team hit the streets to connect homeless people with healthcare, housing and transportation services.
Wisc. City Implements Mental Health Ambulance Program
August 07, 2019
The program sends a medic and crisis worker to patients experiencing mental health crises.
Kan. MIH Program Launches to Reduce 9-1-1 Calls
August 02, 2019
Wichita's 90-day pilot program will send the Integrated Care Team—a paramedic, police officer, and mental health specialist—to patients experiencing mental health crises.
Pinnacle: Telehealth and Addiction Care in EMS
Valerie Amato, NREMT, July 30, 2019
As the first point of access, EMS is in a unique position to help patients struggling with addiction and mental illness.
ImageTrend Connect: The Value of Data
John Erich, July 24, 2019
Michael Wright’s opening keynote shows how good things can happen when you marshal it.
Ind. Health Dept. Deploys Mobile Response Unit to Fight Opioid Crisis
July 12, 2019
The vehicle, designed like an ambulance, will have a social worker, public health nurse, recovery coach and a licensed clinician on board.
Minn. Paramedics, Police Create Mental Health Outreach Program
July 05, 2019
Maplewood community paramedics and police officers are teaming up to provide proper resources to frequent flyers with mental health issues.
San Diego Revives MIH-CP Program to Reduce Frequent Flyer Calls
June 25, 2019
The Resource Access Program team consists of two paramedics, two fire department members, and two Psychiatric Emergency Response Team clinicians.
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