2019 MIH Conference

NYMIHA is pleased to announce that we will be holding our first annual New York Mobile Integrated Healthcare Conference on March 29th, at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Learn about the current status and future happenings within Community Paramedicine and Mobile Integrated Healthcare from leading programs from right here in New York State!


  • Provide an updated overview of the current models of Community Paramedicine and Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) in the Greater NY region.
  • Consider the evidence and data supporting these models, and explore preliminary outcomes.
  • Review regulatory issues, payment models, as well as opportunities and progress being made toward achieving sustainability.
  • Accelerate discussion on region-wide initiatives to promoted innovation in EMS.
Conference Speaker Presentations

Conference Intro – http://nymiha.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Conference-Intro.pdf

Mount Sinai – Population Health: http://nymiha.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Mount-Sinai-Population-Health.pdf

EMS in the Year 2050: https://prezi.com/view/rXpC1nWB05AH18OLbudq/

Cambridge Valley – Community Paramedicine: http://nymiha.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Cambridge-Valley-Community-Paramedicine.pdf

University of Rochester – Community Paramedicine: http://nymiha.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/University-of-Rochester-Community-Paramedicine.pdf

Landmark – EMS and the Value-Based Care Team: http://nymiha.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Landmark-EMS-and-the-Value-Based-Care-Team.pdf

The Montefiore Nyack Community Paramedicine Program: http://nymiha.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Montefiore-Nyack-Community-Paramedicine.pdf

Empress EMS – http://nymiha.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Empress-NYMIHA-Conference-Presentation.pdf

FDNY – NYC 911 System ET3: http://nymiha.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FDNY-Prezant-ET3.pdf

Mount Sinai Community Paramedicine: http://nymiha.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Mount-Sinai-Community-Paramedicine.pdf

Northwell Health – http://nymiha.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Northwell-Mount-Sinai-03_29_2019.pdf

Conference Closing: http://nymiha.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Conference-Closing.pdf


8AM: Registration & Light Breakfast

8:30AM: Welcome & Opening Remarks– Kevin Munjal, MD,MPH

8:40 AM: Keynote: Transforming Delivery Systems for Population Health – Robert Fields, MD

Community Paramedicine is just one of many ways systems need to transform the delivery of care. Dr. Fields will describe how Community Paramedicine is part of a comprehensive population health solution.

9:10 AM: EMS in the year 2050: – Lt. Kyra King, EMT-P

Lt. King, member of the EMS Agenda 2050, describes challenges and opportunities EMS will face in the coming decades and explore the changes that advances in technology will bring? 

9:30 AM: Grassroots Community Paramedicine for Rural New York– Mark Spiezio

Captain Spiezio will describe how to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits by utilizing “community paramedics” as an extension of the primary care physician, and the process by which they developed and implemented the Community Check Program.

9:55 AM: Improving Care Transitions using Paramedics – Courtney Jones, PhD,MPH

Dr. Jones will describe the development and evaluation of a Community Paramedicine program to deliver a care transitions program for older adults discharged from the Emergency Department

10:20 AM: Break

10:35 AM: EMS and the Value-Based Care Team – Matthew Miles, MD

How an MIH model supports Landmark’s clinical model and how it has great benefit in a risk/shared-savings financial model. Explore Landmark’s clinical model and the role of MIH in it. Learn how this fits with Landmark’s focus on ED/Hospital utilization/total cost of care.

11:00 AM: How Mobile Integrated Health Can Reduce ED High Utilizer VisitsTimothy Egan | Jeffrey Rabrich, DO

How Montefiore Nyack tackles ED high utilizer visits. Gain an understanding of barriers to implementation of an MIH program.

11:25 AM: Minding The Gap: Perspectives and Promise of MIH-CP – Hanan Cohen, EMT-P,CP,CACO

How MIH works operationally at Empress EMS. Learn about cases, results and outcomes of MIH, at Empress EMS. 

11:50 AM: Interactive Panel Discussion

12:20 AM: Lumch

1:05 PM: Keynote: EMS Today and Tomorrow: Medicare ET3 Model – David J. Prezant, MD

Understand why not every 911 EMS patient needs to go the ED, and why that is important. Learn about operational and patient outcomes related to peak hour, low-acuity transports to the emergency department.

1:35 PM: Supporting the On-Call Physician with Community Paramedicine – Kevin Munjal, MD,MPH | Mordechai Lax, CCEMT-P,CIC

Speakers will describe the evolution and impressive results of the Mount Sinai Community Paramedicine Program and its partnership with SeniorCare EMS.  

2:00 PM: Keeping AMPDS Delta and Charlie Level Patients Safely at Home: Results from Northwell Health’s Integrated Care Model –
Jonathan Washko, MBA,NRP,AEMD | Karen Abrashkin, MD | Alyeah Ramjit, MS,MHA

Speakers will describe the MIH program at Northwell Health and how it is operated. Understand the outcomes, results, and benefits that Northwell Health has seen through its MIH program.

2:25 PM: Interactive Panel Discussion

2:55 PM: Break

3:10 PM: Keynote: A New York State of Mind – Ryan Greenberg, MBA,FACPE,NRP,EMD

How MIH plays a role in NY State’s health strategy. Learn about successes and the impact MIH has had in NY State. Hear about future happenings in MIH and EMS at large, here in NY State.

3:40 PM: Closing Thoughts & Future Directions – Kevin Munjal, MD,MPH.


Ryan Greenberg, MBA, FACPE, NRP, EMD
Director, Bureau of EMS, New York State Department of Health

David J. Prezant, MD
Chief Medical Officer, NYC Fire Department (FDNY)
Topic: EMS Today and Tomorrow – Medicare ET3 Mod

Robert Fields, MD
Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Population Health, Mount Sinai Health System
Topic: Transforming Delivery Systems for Population Health

Karen Abrashkin, MD
Medical Director – House Calls Program and Clinical Call Center
Northwell Health

Hanan Cohen, EMT-P, CP, CACO
Director of Corporate Development / MIH Programs
Empress EMS

Timothy Egan, EMT-P, CACO
Rockland Paramedics Services

Courtney Jones, PHD, MPH
Assistant Professor – Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center

Lt. Kyra Neeley King, EMT-P
Fire Commissioner Liaison, FDNY
Technical Expert Panel Member, EMS Agenda 2050

Mordechai Lax, CCEMT-P, CIC
Community Paramedicine Program Manager, Director of Training & Education
SeniorCare Emergency Medical Services

Matthew Miles, MD
Regional Medical Director, Landmark Health

Kevin Munjal, MD, MPH, MSCR
Medical Director, Mount Sinai Community Paramedicine
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jeffrey Rabrich, DO, FACEP, FAEMS
Regional Medical Director, Montefiore Hospital
Medical Director, Emergency Medicine, Montefiore Nyack Hospital
Attending Physician, Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital

Alyeah Ramjit, MS, MHA
Administrative Manager, Mobile Integrated Health/Community Paramedicine Program
Northwell Health

Mark Spiezio, Chief Operating Officer
The Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad

Jonathan Washko, MBA, NRP, AEMD
Assistant Vice President for CEMS Operations, Northwell Health
Director at Large, NAEMT

Light Refreshments will be provided! Regional EMS CME will be available for providers.