Community Paramedicine

community paramedicine

Community paramedicine puts paramedics/EMTs out into the public to help mitigate reliance on hospital visits. EMS providers become indispensable sources of information, fully integrated into the healthcare system, and are less stigmatized as mere ambulance drivers. These professionals are typically dispersed in under-served inner cities and rural areas, and they work in homes and throughout communities. The result is more accessible, proactive care for the public.

Primarily, community paramedics focus on:

Community Paramedicine Drivers

  • Connecting patients to primary care services
  • Completing post hospital followup care
  • Integration with local public health agencies, home health agencies, health systems and other
  • High utilizers' reliance on emergency services
  • Community outreach to rural areas (aka home healthcare)

How GD Helps

  • Community paramedics can enter and access patient data electronically to populate and pull from the ePCR and EMR
  • GD can create a single stream of bidirectional data flow between hospitals and EMS to dually populate and access data to/from ePCRs and EMRs
  • Community paramedics can enter and access patient data electronically to directly populate and pull from the ePCR and EMR

Result

  • Bidirectional, NEMSIS quality data flow improves patient outcomes by giving paramedics/EMTs access to real-time data which helps direct treatment.
  • Would reduce duplicate data entry, would speed door-to-needle times with real-time patient, diagnostic, treatment and historical data to help them make more informed medical decisions.
  • Alleviate pressure on/free up emergency systems to care for the most critical patients; reduce unnecessary EMS transports, ED visits and hospital readmissions; relieve emergency room overcrowding and reduce costs.
  • Bidirectional, NEMSIS quality data flow improves patient outcomes by giving paramedics/EMTs access to real-time data which helps direct treatment. This also reduces repeat tests and data entry, thereby accelerating the continuum of patient care.

 

GD arms first responders and care providers with mobile telemedicine solutions to help them improve the health and wellbeing of the public at large. From nursing homes to hospitals to doctor’s offices to EMS, GD makes it easy for medical professionals to capture, use and track/look up and populate patient, treatment and diagnostic data from anywhere (via mobile device) in order to accelerate care and improve outcomes.

It all starts by taking the first step!