Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Community Paramedicine (MIH-CP)
Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Community Paramedicine (MIH-CP) is the provision of healthcare using patient-centered, mobile resources in the out-of-hospital environment. MIH is provided by a wide array of healthcare entities and practitioners that are administratively or clinically integrated with EMS agencies, while CP is one or more services provided by EMS agencies and practitioners that are administratively or clinically integrated with other healthcare entities.
MIH-CP may include, but is not limited to, services such as:
- Increasing access to care in underserved areas;
- Providing telephone advice to 9-1-1 callers instead of resource dispatch;
- Using Community Paramedics or other specially trained EMS practitioners for the management of high healthcare system utilizers or patients at risk for hospital admission or readmission, chronic disease management, preventive care or post-discharge follow-up visits; and
- Transport or referral of patients to a broad spectrum of appropriate care settings, not limited to hospital emergency departments.
Vision Statement on MIH-CP
Region 11 EMS System – Community Paramedic Policy