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06/14/2016 - Community Paramedicine expanding at Milwaukee Fire Dept.

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EMS Live in Wisconsin

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This EMS Live in Wisconsin podcast was streamed live on Tuesday, June 14.

Our guests included Captain Michael Wright with the Milwaukee Fire Department, Interim President Ibrahim Massalha with Hayat Pharmacies, and Director of Health Plan Clinical Services Lynn Kryfke with Children's Community Health Plan.

Milwaukee Fire Department has positioned Community Paramedicine (CP) as a means to be proactive and address its high-utilizer population.  They've focused on committing MFD resources and continuum of patient care, but it hasn't come without its challenges.  In developing their Community Paramedicine program, they have done a remarkable job in creating partnerships in areas they needed expertise, resources and data.  We learned details in how they directly included pharmacy in their care program, and announced a new initiative with Children's Community Health Plan.

Captain Michael Wright and his counter-parts at MFD have championed CP concepts, while staying in their scope of practice, and continue to lay the ground work for others to consider.