PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Sets New Precedent for Emergency Care Using Mobile Technology

Daniel Felton discusses how to overcome the legislative hurdles of establishing MIH-CP in your community.
Since medical emergencies comprise 87% of their calls, Albuquerque Fire Department hopes the program will more efficiently address their responses to those calls.
The “Right Care, Right Now” program diverts low acuity 9-1-1 calls to nurses who will point patients in the direction of the appropriate healthcare resources.
South Bend Fire Department hopes to decrease calls from frequent flyers and connect them with the appropriate resources for their health care needs.
A new tool is helping community health centers document and address these factors. 
An Arizona VA program calculates veterans’ risk and uses community paramedics to help them. 
In New York, reforming Medicaid meant looking beyond just healthcare. 
With a few simple steps, Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Health Network improved its reimbursement while keeping patients safe. 
The pilot program has already seen declines in 9-1-1 calls from 'frequent flyer' patients.
The program will help reduce non-emergency calls by allowing EMS personnel to provide primary and follow-up care to people who don't have access to healthcare.
Compensation for MIH care could be coming soon as well. 
The Mobile Community Healthcare program will identify and visit frequent 9-1-1 callers to try to resolve their issues.
The Community CaraMedic Program in Asheville, N.C. is the first in the country to have every staff member board-certified in community paramedicine.
The Charleston County EMS Mobile Crisis program allows patients to speak with a psychiatrist on a video call instead of being transported to the ED.
Quick-fire last-day sessions examine various aspects of running programs.