The Last Mile of Care Delivery

By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
Twitter: @drnic1
Host of Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist#TheIncrementalist

On this episode I talked to Louis Mendiola, Director of Provider Partnerships at MedArrive (@medarrive) who are mobile-integrated care management solution provider. Louis shares his origin story growing up in rural Nevada in a town called Winnemucca which provided him with great insight into the challenges of delivering local care.

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We talk about the last mile of health care delivery and the importance of boots on the ground able to work with and support people in these communities and how the local support services are often the first call for help when things are not going well. They have created a program of longitudinal care program that was aimed at high utilizers with chronic disease problems that have evolved to not just be the person that’s drawing the blood or checking the blood pressure, but really delivering care into the home connecting with the nurse practitioner, the physician when needed, and really allowing the paramedic and the EMT to power that care delivery, keep that patient out of the hospital.

They announced their partnership with Ouma Health, a total maternity telehealth services company, to bring comprehensive maternal-fetal care directly into the homes of vulnerable women on Medicaid.

Listen in to hear about the early days of this project and the tremendous opportunity to bring better care to a wider population and start reversing the jaw-dropping negative trends in maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.

This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.

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For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.

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