Did you know? This week is National EMS week!
Presently, Iowa has:
Total 931 EMS locations
Say “thank you” to EMS responders in
- 57% operate out of fire departments;
- 16% are privately owned providers;
- 14% are other public services;
- 13% are hospital based.
Healthcare is transitioning to performance value based models which increase quality, decrease costs and improve population health in the community. Across the nation EMS services are taking part in care coordination which results in decreased use of hospital Emergency Departments (ED).
Several IHC staff participated in the Iowa Association for Healthcare Quality meeting recently held May 13 at the Jordan Creek Holiday Inn. Highlights include Project Management Fundamentals for Healthcare Professionals, PQRS Reporting update 2015, and Community Partnering to Make a Difference. Wrapping up the day was the ever-popular Steve Siemens with Staying UP in an Upside-Down World.
IAHQ Spring Conference
May 21: "Now What? Best Practices for Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients".
This is one of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's broadcast series. For more information, click this link
May 28: “Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Food Animals Threaten Global Food Security.”
This is a continuing education opportunity reviewing transmission of disease from animals to humans. For more information, click this link
June 3, 2015: "IHC Care Coordination Conference
" Join your colleagues on June 3. You won’t want to miss what promises to be our best annual care coordination conference yet. We have a tremendous speaker list and we are already setting a record for attendance and we look forward to seeing you there. For more information, click this link
June 11, 2015: "Coverdell Stroke Simulation Event"
Next up, join us on June 11 for the Coverdell Learning Community at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. Hands on simulation event for EMS professionals, stroke coordinators, emergency department staff, and any provider involved in the stroke continuum of care. There is no charge for this event and lunch is included. For more information, click this link
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if you have any questions!
June 25, 2015: "Community Care Coordination Learning Community"
IHC will be hosting a Care Coordination Workshop. Building upon the concepts detailed at the larger Care Coordination Conference on June, the workshop will be an opportunity for attendees to further identify and develop strategies and skills to optimize patient care, focusing on hypertension and diabetes care. Registration for this event is limited and targeted for primary care, pharmacy, health coaches and educators, etc. For more information and to register contact Kady Hodges at email@example.com
We thank our Community Partners for their continued support!