Mobile Integrated Health: Matching People With the Right Resources at the Right Time

Jul 1, 2016

2016 Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence in Local Government award winner

The Olathe Fire Department’s Mobile Integrated Healthcare program uses patient-centered, mobile resources in the out-of-hospital environment designed to match people in need with the right resources that already exist in the community. It includes services such as providing telephone follow up, alternate resource dispatching; providing community paramedic and mid-level care, chronic disease management, preventive care, post-discharge follow-up visits, and referral to a broad spectrum of appropriate care, not limited to hospital emergency departments. 

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