Kokomo Advances Care With New Community Paramedicine Platform
“We know that it can be difficult for patients with chronic diseases to properly manage their health once they are back home,” said Joe Hooper, president, Community Howard. “By having one of our licensed paramedics go out to a patient’s home, and sit with them and talk through how to best manage their disease, we will be better able to help give the patient the tools they need to improve their disease.”
Patients with chronic conditions are entered into the HealthCall cloud-based platform and assigned to a Care Program relating to their disease or condition. Care Programs serve as a guide to both paramedics and patients in following best practices and developing healthier self-care skills. These programs consistently help patients achieve better outcomes and improve overall wellbeing.
In the home, paramedics provide education, identify barriers to improved health, assess the home for safety issues, and make referrals to community resources as needed.