Institute for Health Improvement: Call FD CARES for Population Health

The Institute for Health Improvement (IHI), a leading innovator of health care improvement worldwide, reports that fire departments are driving population health outcomes in their community. “Fire departments are important community partners in the drive to improve population health.” They are trusted members of the community, they are in people’s homes, and they operate outside of the typical fee-for-service healthcare industry. The Kent Regional Fire Authority (RFA) in Kent, Washington, is improving…

EMS World: FD CARES’ Data-driven Approach to Mobile Integrated Health

EMS World publication highlights the FD CARES model as a data-driven approach to mobile integrated health. Fire departments around the nation are piloting a wide range of new services to improve population health outcomes and meet the Triple Aim of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Kent Regional Fire Authority (RFA) is leading this transformation with a data-driven response model called FD CARES. FD CARES is a separate division…