STRATE­GIES

Modern Healthcare - - BEST PRACTICES -

Ex­pand­ing paramedicine’s role to lower ED vis­its

Iden­tify fre­quent 911 call­ers and as­sess their health needs

Iden­tify com­mu­nity re­sources, such as pri­mary-care providers and so­cial ser­vice agen­cies, and es­tab­lish part­ner­ships to co­or­di­nate pa­tients’ un­met needs

Make pe­ri­odic fol­low-up vis­its to pa­tients at risk for hos­pi­tal read­mis­sion to mon­i­tor their sta­tus

De­sign a plan that helps pa­tients man­age their own health

Look to con­tract with health­care en­ti­ties in value-based pay­ment ar­range­ments

Paramedics of­fer pa­tients a care plan that in­cludes fol­low-up home vis­its.

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