The Mobile Integrated Healthcare Network (MIHN) is a corporation organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purpose within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The MIHN formed to further expand mobile integrated healthcare through education, technical assistance and policy change.
Good health is about more than good medical care — it includes managing non-medical needs, integrating care, assuring health literacy, and so much more. The Mobile Integrated Healthcare Network (MIHN) model captures all of these tenets and more. The MIH Network helps address what impacts health outside the walls of hospitals and provider offices and takes care to individuals and families in their homes.
The premise of the MIH Network’s model is to initiate primary care in the home with community paramedics (MIH clinicians) serving as the bridge between the patient and provider of care to prevent inappropriate or overutilization of high-cost emergency medical services or hospital emergency departments. While in the home, the community paramedic also conducts a variety of assessments — health, fall risk, COVID risk, social determinants of health — and with assistance of community health workers (CHWs) helps identify appropriate resources to meet patients’ needs.