Excellence in EMS Integration Awards

2019 Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the 2019 AIMHI Award winners!

While many excellent nominations were received, the following were selected by the AIMHI Board and Education Committee as the 2019 Excellence in EMS Integration Award winners.

2019 Winners List

Summaries of each award winner will be posted to the AIMHI website and social media by June 1. 

Excellence in EMS Integration Award (Tie)

  • John Peter Smith Health Network
  • Northern Nye County Hospital District

Excellence in Public Information or Education Award

  • Pinellas County 911 - Prevent the Fall, Prevent the Call

Excellence in Value Demonstration or Research

  • Northwell Health House Calls 

Leadership in Integrated Healthcare Award

  • Doug Hooten, Medstar Mobile Healthcare

Presentation of Awards

To provide award-winners recognition in a space populated by mobile healthcare leaders and luminaries, the award ceremony will take place during the Pinnacle Conference. 

  • On Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 11:00 am, winners will be presented their awards during the AIMHI Board meeting that takes place during Pinnacle. Winners will be asked to briefly and informally discuss their projects with the board. An informal luncheon with the board will follow immediately.
  • On Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 1:15 pm, winners will be briefly acknowledged by AIMHI President Chip Decker and all conference attendees during a Pinnacle general session.

Pinnacle Conference
July 23–25, 2019
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, Florida

2020 Awards

The AIMHI Excellence in EMS Integration Awards celebrate and promote high performance, high value EMS. In the spirit of promoting true healthcare integration, award-winners are primarily be sought from EMS agencies and other healthcare providers outside of the AIMHI membership. Nominations for the 2020 awards are due April 15, 2020. Please review all details below before submitting a nomination.

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2020 Awards Timeline & Nomination Deadline

  • March 1–April 15, 2020 Nominations open
  • April 15, 2020 Nominations close at 5:00 pm ET
  • April 16–April 30, 2020 Education committee evaluates entries, provides recommendations
  • May 1–May 14, 2020 Award panel evaluates entries recommended by Committee
  • May 20, 2020 Winners notified 
  • June 1, 2020 Winners publicly announced on AIMHI website, social media
  • Awards presented at 2020 Pinnacle EMS Conference at TBD time and location

Award Categories & Criteria

Excellence in EMS Integration Award

External Award | Integration with EMS Agencies | Organizational Recipient

This award recognizes a non-EMS organization that has developed and implemented a partnership with EMS organizations that have demonstrated enhancement of patient experience of care, improved patient outcomes, or reduced the cost of healthcare.

Award Philosophy

Awards should be based on measurable data that sets a benchmark for others to follow. These awards could be geared to best practices that support AIMHI’s mission of transforming EMS care. Award winners should demonstrate clear approaches to transformation, well deployed processes that demonstrated cycles of learning and benchmark results in the top decile of EMS agencies.

Eligibility

      • Integrated Healthcare Networks
      • Payers
      • Hospital Systems
      • Home Health Agencies
      • Hospice Agencies
      • Other EMS agency partners

Entry Criteria

      • Nominator demographics and contact information
      • Nominee demographics and contact information
      • Description of program
      • Date of implementation

Judging Criteria

      • Number of patients/members enrolled
      • Utilization change
      • Patient experience scores
      • Other criteria/outcomes
      • Demonstrates a clear approach to change, with system-based deployment (of process, procedure, etc.) and benchmark results. Winning agencies should be learning organizations that are willing to share best practices.

Excellence in Public Information or Education
EMS Internal or External Award | Communications/PR/Public Affairs | Organizational Recipient 

This award recognizes an EMS or non-EMS organization that has developed and implemented an effective public information or education campaign designed to encourage patients, members, or the public to develop or maintain healthy lifestyles, or to more effectively utilize healthcare resources.

Benchmark results demonstrating a significant change in how the public integrates with EMS practices. Agencies that have a clear approach to motivating the public to partner with EMS and local hospitals in obtaining outcome-based results.

Award Philosophy

Awards should be based on measurable data that sets a benchmark for others to follow. These awards could be geared to best practices that support AIMHI’s mission of transforming EMS care. Award winners should demonstrate clear approaches to transformation, well deployed processes that demonstrated cycles of learning and benchmark results in the top decile of EMS agencies.

Eligibility

      • EMS Agencies
      • Integrated Healthcare Networks
      • Payers
      • Hospital Systems
      • Home Health Agencies
      • Hospice Agencies
      • Other EMS agency partners

Entry Criteria

      • Nominator demographics and contact information
      • Nominee demographics and contact information
      • Description of program
      • Date of implementation

Judging Criteria

      • Estimated program reach (number of impressions)
      • Cost of the campaign
      • Any data on changes in behavior as a result of the campaign
      • Demonstrates a clear approach to change, with system-based deployment (of process, procedure, etc.) and benchmark results. Winning agencies should be learning organizations that are willing to share best practices.

Excellence in Value Demonstration or Research

EMS Internal or External Award | Reporting/Data Analytics | Organizational Recipient

This award recognizes an EMS or non-EMS organization that created and implemented an analysis of data and/or research project to demonstrate the value impact of the services provided by the organization. Examples could include:

      • Distributed analytics relating to the cost and outcomes from innovative EMS delivery
      • Study published in a peer reviewed journal that demonstrates improved patient outcomes, patient safety, or reduced cost of care as the result of a change to a protocol or process
      • Benchmark improvement in efficiency that demonstrates a reduction in cost, and/or increase in patient safety with outcome-based metrics that exceed 90% of the national average for favorable results.

Award Philosophy

Awards should be based on measurable data that sets a benchmark for others to follow. These awards could be geared to best practices that support AIMHI’s mission of transforming EMS care. Award winners should demonstrate clear approaches to transformation, well deployed processes that demonstrated cycles of learning and benchmark results in the top decile of EMS agencies.

Eligibility

      • EMS Agencies

Entry Criteria

      • Nominator demographics and contact information
      • Nominee demographics and contact information
      • Description of data distributed and method of distribution
      • Submission of published studies that meet award submission criteria

Judging Criteria

      • Value demonstration of data distributed
      • Publication Impact Factor (IF) or Journal Impact Factor (JIF) of the journal publishing the research
      • Demonstrates a clear approach to change, with system-based deployment (of process, procedure, etc.) and benchmark results. Winning agencies should be learning organizations that are willing to share best practices.

Leadership in Integrated Healthcare Award

EMS Internal or External Award | Individual Recipient

This award recognizes an individual who has made significant impact on the integration of EMS, or the advancement of the integration of EMS into the healthcare system.

Award Philosophy

Awards should be based on measurable data that sets a benchmark for others to follow. These awards could be geared to best practices that support AIMHI’s mission of transforming EMS care. Award winners should demonstrate clear approaches to transformation, well deployed processes that demonstrated cycles of learning and benchmark results in the top decile of EMS agencies.

Eligibility

      • EMS agency leaders
      • Healthcare system leaders
      • Leaders from payer organizations
      • Leaders from EMS or Healthcare Associations
      • Legislators or regulators

Entry Criteria

      • Nominator demographics and contact information
      • Nominee demographics and contact information
      • Description of the initiatives/activities of the nominee
      • Description of the impact the nominee’s initiatives has on EMS integration

Judging Criteria

      • Effort of the initiatives undertaken by the nominee
      • Outcomes of the initiatives of the nominee
      • Demonstrates a clear approach to change, with system-based deployment (of process, procedure, etc.) and benchmark results. Winning agencies should be learning organizations that are willing to share best practices.


Fees

There is no cost to nominate an organization or individual for the 2020 awards. 

A limited pool of travel grant funds may be available to selected winners on a case-by-case basis.

Ongoing Recognition for Winners

  • Award winners may be invited to present or co-present on AIMHI webinars, as appropriate, at the invitation of the AIMHI Education Committee.
  • Winner and their innovative programs will be showcased on a permanent page of the AIMHI website.
  • Winners and their programs will be featured in a PDF virtual program guide.


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