The NFPA Technical Committee on Emergency Medical Services (EMS-AAA) convened a national emergency medical services (EMS) stakeholders meeting in April 2014 to discuss the subject of Mobile Integrated Healthcare/Community Paramedicine (MIH/CP). Over the past few years, there have been many changes to the delivery of healthcare, including the delivery of EMS, which has led to the need for this collaborative meeting.
The reforms compelled the EMS Technical Committee to organize a meeting for stakeholders to garner input from a broad group of healthcare professionals and to discuss the possibility for a new standard request on MIH/CP. The meeting afforded the opportunity to not only learn the opinions of prominent national EMS and healthcare professionals, but also to discuss how the NFPA could assist the community of actors involved in MIH/CP.
For an overview of the history of this process as well as what future plans look like, check out the video above or the infographic below.
You can also download the full report from the national stakeholder meeting on mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine.