Feasibility Assessment: Implementing a Mobile Integrated Provider Program in Alamance County. Addressing Healthcare Shortcoming, Overuse Burdens and Developing New Collaborative Relationships Among Healthcare Providers Public Deposited

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  • February 26, 2019
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  • Little, Traci
    • Affiliation: School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Program
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  • INTRODUCTION: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) traditionally provides emergent care and transport of community members to emergency departments. However, the past several years has demonstrated the baseline skill set of a Paramedic proves to be an excellent foundation to be trained and function as a Mobile Integrated Healthcare Practice (MIH) provider also referred in literature as a Community Paramedic. The MIH practitioner delivers a unique perspective of interaction and treatment of community members by identifying health care needs beyond emergencies typically treated in the pre-hospital environment but having the skill level to do so. There by reducing 9-1-1 call volumes, unnecessary transports, potentially unnecessary ED visits and subsequent hospital admissions. The thought process behind employing the MIH practitioner will be to transform EMS from a strictly emergency care service to a value-based mobile healthcare provider that is fully integrated with an array of healthcare and social services partners to improve the health status of the community. Often Paramedics are often overlooked as a valuable members of the healthcare team, incorporating the MIH role allows the Paramedic to remain active and visible healthcare team member...
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  • Powell, Doug
  • Vipperman, Ray
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  • Master of Health Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2017
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