May 13 , 2019

“Historical Leap In Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI: Fire Department Health & EMS New Proceedures, Treatments & Training Announcements, Including Largest Study, And JAMA Publication, 2019”

Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care (EPIC)

May 8 , 2019

Announcing the Main EPIC Results: Click to read/download the full JAMA paper. Brief Summary of the Results Background:  The EPIC Project is a massive, NIH-funded, statewide effort involving The University of Arizona, the Arizona Department of Health Services, and over … Continue reading …

Amazon: Alexa now HIPAA-compliant

Apr 5 , 2019

BY: EMS1 The announcement will allow the voice-controlled device to be used by patients, hospitals and healthcare workers SEATTLE — Amazon’s Alexa is now HIPAA-compliant, according to an announcement written in a blog post by the company. STAT News reported … Continue reading …

NY hospital to launch mobile stroke units in April

Mar 19 , 2019

By:Delthia Ricks EMS1   Two mobile stroke units will hit the road April 1, and all care administered by their crews, including CT scans and stroke-alleviating medications, will be free to patients. Stony Brook University Hospital on Monday officially announces … Continue reading …

More Community Paramedicine Articles

Community Paramedicine Articles

The impact of the community paramedic

May 7 , 2019

By EMS1 Our co-hosts sit down with Jonathan Washko, assistant vice president for the Center of Emergency Medical Services, to talk about his recent research involving a four-year community paramedic study. Read article here.

Minn. hospital expands community paramedic program for nonemergency calls

May 3 , 2019

By: Jeremy Olson / EMS1 Leaders said the program in its first six years has produced measurable results, including lower costs by helping people avoid intensive medical services they don’t need MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — North Memorial’s community paramedic program is … Continue reading …

NM fire department to create EMS division

May 3 , 2019

BY: Ari Burack The Santa Fe New Mexican / EMS1 Each of the city’s five fire stations has one or two ambulances and is staffed by at least one paramedic and one firefighter/EMT SANTA FE, NM — For years, most … Continue reading …

Iowa county health care providers team up to improve outcomes

May 3 , 2019

By: Michael Ramm / The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – EMS1 My Care Community is a partnership among 20 area agencies to share patient information and streamline client referrals through an electronic system called TAVConnect. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Local health … Continue reading …

Focusing on connections in community paramedicine

May 3 , 2019

By EMS1  Data analysis is important to evaluating MIH programs, but it will never show the whole picture of community paramedicine success. I’m proud to say that our mobile integrated health program, the Birmingham Fire and Rescue C.A.R.E.S. program, turned … Continue reading …

Recent Federal Advisory Opinion Favors Community Paramedic Programs

Mar 25 , 2019

A big legal concern about MIH-CP programs is now greatly reduced By: Steve Wirth, Esq, Matt Zavadsky – JEMS On March 1, 2019, the Office of Inspector General issued a favorable advisory opinion (AO 19-03) concerning post-discharge patient care services … Continue reading …