Fort Worth, TX — April 7, 2015 – At their meeting on February 19, 2015, the Coalition of Advanced Emergency Medical Systems (CAEMS) Board of Directors took a bold step in support of the industry movement toward being more than simply emergency medical services providers. CAEMS is now the Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration, helping the transformation of EMS to mobile integrated healthcare through the development of high performance systems, setting the standard for clinical excellence, accountability, public education, research and economic efficiency.
AIMHI’s vision is to improve patient health and experience of care by promoting excellence in mobile healthcare integration through evidence-based, out of hospital healthcare system effectiveness and efficiency.
A major focus for AIMHI will be to help publish peer-reviewed research projects that demonstrate the clinical, experiential and economic impact of sound MIH models. The Academy will also continue to promote the clinical, operational and fiscal benefits of High Performance EMS (HPEMS) models.
The Founding Members of AIMHI include:
- Emergency Medical Services Authority, Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK
- Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC), Charlotte, NC
- Medic EMS, Davenport, IA
- MedStar Mobile Healthcare, Fort Worth, TX
- Metropolitan EMS Authority, Little Rock, AR
- Niagara EMS, Ontario, CA
- North Shore Univ./LIJ Health System, Syosset, NY
- Nova Scotia EHS, Nova Scotia, CA
- Regional EMS Authority, Reno, NV
- Richmond Ambulance Authority, Richmond, VA
- Pinellas County EMS Authority/Sunstar Paramedics, Largo, FL
- Three Rivers Ambulance Authority, Ft. Wayne, IN
Leading the transformation of EMS to mobile integrated healthcare through the development of high performance systems, setting the standard for clinical excellence, accountability, public education, research and economic efficiency.
Doug Hooten, the President of AIMHI and the Executive Director of MedStar Mobile Healthcare explains:
“The transformation of EMS into Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) is a patient centered way to help the healthcare system achieve goals articulated in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim.
The members of AIMHI represent many of the thought leaders in MIH delivery and we are in the ideal position to not only promote the model, but conduct peer reviewed research demonstrating the impact of this service delivery model.
We invite all agencies interested in the effective delivery of MIH services, including the high performance EMS service line, to join us in promoting the evolution of our profession into this expanded service delivery model.”
To learn more about AIMHI’s members, its mission, vision and activities, and to join AIMHI as a member email firstname.lastname@example.org.Click here to view or download the official press release.