Reinventing Street Medicine (and Expanding Reach) With Digital Technology
Digital technology continues to evolve, enabling healthcare professionals to expand their reach and improve the health of their communities. This includes mental and physical wellness of the more than 580,000 people in the United States who are homeless. For this population, healthcare provided via street medicine is their only option. Thanks to improvements in digital technology, Certified Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers are now equipped to provide whole-person care to this patient population. This discussion provides a glimpse into two organizations who are using an integrated, technology-rich approach to care, including remote patient monitoring, mobile health, transcription, and virtual visits. Learn how digital tools are key to providing seamless and meaningful interaction between patients and providers.
VIDEO: Hear Dr. Robert Murry's insights on this session.
- Outline the unique challenges of delivering healthcare via street medicine
- Illustrate the importance of integrated data for delivering whole-person care
- Make a connection between the latest digital tech capabilities for gathering and notating patient health data in a timely and thorough manner
- Examine how digital technology can be configured to every care setting
- Develop an understanding of new technology and its benefit to both patients and providers