Mobile Integrated Healthcare Technician

Emergency personnel put patient in ambulanceBe part of the next generation delivery strategy that provides at-home integrated acute care, chronic care, prevention services and alternate destination transport.

The Job

A MIHT serves patients in out-of-hospital settings by providing 24/7 needs-based, at-home, integrated acute care, chronic care, and preventative services.

This medical care delivery system emphasizes:

  • Patient-centered navigation
  • Transparent population-specific care by integrating existing infrastructure and resources
  • Defining operations through population-based needs assessment and tools
  • Bringing care to patients through technology, communications, and health information exchange
  • Leveraging multiple strategic partnerships operating under physician medical oversight
  • Improved access to care and health equity through 24-hour care availability by utilizing local EMS resources
  • Delivering evidence-based practice using multidisciplinary and interprofessional teams in which providers utilize the full scope of their individual practices, supporting healthcare delivery innovation.

The MIHT supports and augments, rather than replaces, other healthcare delivery models by providing an optimized mix of care, with costs and readmissions lower than traditional out of hospital care models.

The Program

Gain an understanding of critical care through 6 weeks of live, instructor-led online classroom learning, followed by 16-24 hours of on-site skills training, and then a 100-hour clinical practicum with a primary care, home health or community paramedic provider.

This program will focus on providing high quality community-based education with complementary skills training for the MIHT, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente of Oregon.

After successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic – Community Paramedic.

Prerequisite: Paramedic with at least 2 years of full-time urban EMS experience, or 4,000 hours.

Online

Module 1:

  • Introduction to primary and urgent healthcare
  • Home healthcare evaluation and follow-up
  • Medical ethics
  • History and physical exam/assessment
  • Prevention of disability and disease through detection and education
  • Telemedicine
  • EMR
  • Cultural competence

Module 2: Neurology and Psychopathology

Module 3: Cardiac

Module 4: Musculoskeletal and Respiratory

Module 5: Endocrine, GI, and OBGYN

Module 6: Geriatrics and pediatrics, Cancer, Death and dying

In-Person

Module 7: 4 days of on-site skills training and evaluation

Module 8: 100 hour primary, urgent, and home health care internship

Certifications.
Students will be prepared to take the Board for Critical Care – Community Paramedic exam following successful completion of this training.

In addition, PCC-IHP has applied for institutional accreditation from the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services to provide CECBEMS credits for the MIHT and other continuing education programs.

Who should enroll?
Paramedics with at least 2 years of full-time urban EMS experience, or 4,000 hours.

The Investment

Time: 6 weeks online classroom learning, followed by 16-24 hours of on-site skills training, and then a 100-hour clinical practicum with a primary care, home health or community paramedic provider.

Tuition: $2,490, plus textbooks and cost of travel, lodging, and food for on-site skills training at the PCC Institute for Health Professionals.

Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Course Schedule

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Find the CRN of your course from the class schedule. Then, register:

  • Online: If this is your first time taking a class at PCC, create an account. If you are a returning student, log on to MyPCC and click “Register for classes,” found in your Term-to-Term Checklist, under “Register”.
  • Phone: Call 971-722-8888, option 2.

Need help? Get detailed information on how to register and how to pay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I learn more about MIHT practice?

For further information about Mobile Integrated Healthcare Practice, please view: Mobile Integrated Healthcare Practice [pdf]: A Healthcare Delivery Strategy to Improve Access, Outcomes, and Value. Published in Modern Healthcare, 2013.

Is there an application process?

Yes.

Have another question?

Contact us: climbhealth@pcc.edu