AIMHI Intelligence


Mother of Dead Woman Says Medics Told Her She Could Not Afford Ambulance

  Mother of Dead Woman Says Medics Told Her She Could Not Afford Ambulance By Mihir Zaveri July 29, 2018   https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/29/us/black-woman-ambulance-cost-florida.html   Nicole Black got a call around 1:45 a.m. on July 4 that her daughter Crystle Galloway had fallen in the bathroom of her Tampa, Fla., condominium and […]


Diminish COPD Readmissions by Reducing Barriers to Health at Home

  Diminish COPD Readmissions by Reducing Barriers to Health at Home BY MANDY ROTH  |   JULY 23, 2018   https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/innovation/diminish-copd-readmissions-reducing-barriers-health-home   Community hospital population health initiative reveals many patients don’t use equipment properly at home.   With COPD comprising the second largest reason for 30-day readmissions at Johnston Health in Smithfield, N.C., […]


How Community Paramedicine Programs Are Changing Homecare

  How Community Paramedicine Programs Are Changing Homecare The emerging role of emergency medical services in reducing readmissions by Tammy Leytham July 1, 2018   https://www.homecaremag.com/july-2018/community-paramedicine   When Lt. J.D. Postage makes house calls as a community paramedic in Violet Township, Ohio, his goal is to ensure patients stay out of […]


HHS Secretary Azar Announces Senior Advisor for Fourth Departmental Priority

  This is notable for a couple of reasons….   This clearly articulates Value-Based Transformation and Innovation as one of Azar’s 4 priorities.   Congressional representatives and their staffers have told us that CMMI has the authorization to change payment policy, without Congressional action.   Some EMS representatives have already […]


NYT – His Job Is Saving Lives When Others Are Sleeping

His Job Is Saving Lives When Others Are Sleeping By Patricia R. Olsen July 13, 2018   https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/13/business/paramedic-emt-saving-lives.html   He works for a big city ambulance service until 3 a.m.: “We get the most stabbings, shootings and drug overdoses on this shift.”   Charlie Rose, 43, is a paramedic at […]


Compendium of MIH-CP Research and Reports

Many EMS system stakeholder (internal and external) have asked about a compendium of peer reviewed studies and reports on the new EMS model of Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine.   AIMHI is beginning to compile as much of this information as possible for use by EMS agencies, as well […]


Dr. Atul Gawande to lead Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire healthcare venture

Big, BIG announcement!!  Perfect role for Dr. Gawande in this space… Dr. Gawande has written excellent and insightful articles in The New Yorker Magazine, including most notably: Overkill: An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it? Health Care’s Price Conundrum […]


Satisfaction With Care After Reducing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Interesting study…  ———————— Satisfaction With Care After Reducing Opioids for Chronic Pain Adam L. Sharp, MD, MS; Ernest Shen, PhD; Yi-Lin Wu, MS; Adeline Wong, MPH; Michael Menchine, MD, MS; Michael H. Kanter, MD; and Michael K. Gould, MD, MS Am J Manag Care. 2018;24(6):e196-e199   https://www.ajmc.com/journals/issue/2018/2018-vol24-n6/satisfaction-with-care-after-reducing-opioids-for-chronic-pain     ABSTRACT […]