Excellence in EMS Integration 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 inaugural 2019 awards are due April 15. Please review all details below before submitting a nomination.

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Date & Location

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. The exact date and time is to be determined.

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

Timeline & Nomination Deadline

  • March 1–April 15, 2019 Nominations open
  • April 15, 2019 Nominations close at 5:00 pm PT
  • April 16–April 30, 2019 Education committee evaluates entries, provides recommendations
  • May 1–May 14, 2019 Award panel evaluates entries recommended by Committee
  • May 15, 2019 Winners notified 
  • June 1, 2019 Winners publicly announced on AIMHI website, social media
  • July 23–25, 2019 Awards presented at Pinnacle at TBD time and location

Award Categories

Excellence in EMS Integration Award

External Award | Integration with EMS Agencies

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

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

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 payor 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 in 2019. 

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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