Success Around The Nation
This is an overview of MedStar’s CHF program. It began in 2010 and in the first 3 years they saw the readmission rate for CHF patients reduced from 21% to 8.6%.
JEMS published an article about how patients see MIH programs from their point of view. It focuses on Antoine Hall who talks about how she was given the tools to learn more about the symptoms of her condition and how she can take care of herself without going back to the ED.
MedStar published their expenditure saving analysis for their CHF program.
This is MedStar’s analysis of their MIH program from June 2012 to May 2014.
MedStar publishes their expenditure savings analysis for the first year of their community health program.
This is a program overview of MedStar’s initiative to reduce readmissions.
Medstar publishes their patient’s assessments of their own health for July 2013.
This is a overview of the components of MedStar’s Community Health Program.
EMS providers in the Vancouver-Portland area have been coming together to address the healthcare challenges the community has been facing. This white paper outlines three proposed community health programs: 911-Nurse Triage, EMS-Low Acuity Triage, and Community Paramedics.
Washington’s Snohomish County is working on changing legislature in order to allow EMS to develop community assistance referral programs and education service programs.
Video on the community paramedicine program in St Paul put together by Allina Health System.
The Evidence for Community Paramedicine in Rural Areas: State and Local Findings and the Role of the State Flex Program
This study highlights community paramedicine programs being implemented in rural areas and examines the challenges faced when implementing these programs as well as the support received by the Flex program.
One of the pioneers in community paramedicine, WECAD also shares valuable resources and advice for other agencies interested in learning from what they have achieved. http://wecadems.com/cp.html
In 2010, Western Eagle County published an evaluation report for the first two years of its community paramedicine program. It’s a great resource for the development of new programs.