Mobile integrated healthcare evaluation measures released

These tools create the first set of standardized measures to evaluate, benchmark and publicly report the outcomes of EMS-based MIH programs


By EMS1 Staff

FORT WORTH,  Texas —  Formal measures to evaluate EMS-based mobile integrated healthcare programs was released Monday, helping create and evaluate community paramedicine programs across the country. 

Countless task force and workgroup meetings, national webinars, discussions at national meetings and national EMS conferences and over 50 formal recommendations for enhancements were received during the project term. 

Mobile Healthcare Practitioner Kyle Barbour assesses a patient enrolled in MedStar's readmission prevention program. (Photo/MedStar)
Mobile Healthcare Practitioner Kyle Barbour assesses a patient enrolled in MedStar's readmission prevention program. (Photo/MedStar)

The project development team is releasing to the internal and external EMS stakeholders for the final outcome measures document and a toolkit for EMS stakeholders. These tools create the first set of standardized measures to evaluate, benchmark and publicly report the outcomes of EMS-based MIH programs.

“Our goal in releasing these standardized measures is for agencies, payers, accreditation organizations and other stakeholders to evaluate program results more consistently. This will help demonstrate not only the value of these programs, but also allow agencies to find opportunities for improvement by comparing their results to other programs across the country”, said Matt Zavadsky, core team member and Chief Strategic Integration Officer for MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas.

The program structure, community paramedic and 9-1-1 nurse triage outcome measure documents, as well as the workbook tool for data entry and the complete listing of the agencies and people involved in the measures project, are included with the release. They are also available on the National Association of Emergency Medical Technician’s MIH-CP Program Toolkit page.  

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