AIMHI Intelligence

What a nurse learned from researching a community paramedicine program

Cathy Hostettler, DNP isn’t in EMS, but her indirect exposure to the industry over the years meant that teaming up with MedStar’s Mobile Integrated Healthcare program was an easy choice. The decision to do her Doctor of Nursing Practice dissertation research on MedStar’s Heart Failure Readmission Avoidance Program reflects the […]

Why Send A Firetruck To Do An Ambulance’s Job?

Chicago’s Fire Department has only half as many ambulances as it has fire vehicles, but it gets 20 times more medical calls than fire calls these days. Let’s say you think you’re having a stroke and you call 911 for an ambulance. In a lot of cities across the country […]

For a trip to the ER, some are opting for Uber over an ambulance

Millions of Americans take an ambulance trip every year; others get rides from willing friends or, tempting fate, drive themselves. But in recent years a new trend has arisen: Instead of an ambulance, some sick people are hailing an emergency Uber. Though firm numbers are hard to come by, drivers […]

Kaiser CEO: Disruption, Value-based Reimbursement on Health Care’s Horizon

CHICAGO — Massive disruptions are ahead in health care, including blowing up the fee-for-service model and making care more affordable, Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, told attendees at the American College of Healthcare Executives’ 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership on Tuesday. Tyson challenged ACHE members […]

Paramedics fight to combat ED visits, readmissions

One recurring problem payers and providers grapple with is 30-day readmissions, and the financial penalties associated with them. To help address this issue, and improve patient outcomes, more organizations are turning to community paramedic (CP) programs that enlist the services of EMS teams to answer calls and offer short-term interventions […]

Nearly half of physicians support single-payer system

The current healthcare landscape is ever-changing, complex, fragmented and a thousand other adjectives. From cybersecurity to quality, policy changes to rising drug costs, there are myriad issues in the industry that are worth addressing. For physicians, the complicated healthcare environment is only exacerbated by the country’s current insurance system. A […]

Getting past the pilot: Tips for entrepreneurs partnering with health plans

Health systems and insurers are actively seeking out technologies and innovations that drive change in the healthcare system, many focusing on solutions that make healthcare a more seamless experience for people to access and navigate. Given that healthcare represents 17.8 percent of the U.S. economy, health plan investment in innovative […]