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Disaster Relief & Emergency Preparedness: Role of Mobile Health Clinics

Posted by Lee Guse on Aug 21, 2023 11:40:09 AM

Traditionally we think of Mobile Health Clinics (MHCs) being utilized to provide healthcare services to underserved populations. We know that MHCs improve outcomes and reduce costs related to healthcare delivery and  provide access to care by delivering services to populations that are historically underserved. Yet how often do we consider the impact MHCs can have on emergency preparedness and disaster relief in times of crisis? Working to help form the United Nations after WWII Winston Churchill famously said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. This was not a cynical comment. He was making the clear point that in the wake of World War II allied countries should come together to form an alliance to stave off the potential of future disasters. To be prepared.

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Topics: Mobile Health Clinic, Mobile Medical Clinic

5 Benefits of Mobile Medical Simulation Training

Posted by Lee Guse on Jun 29, 2023 2:01:25 PM

Mobile simulation labs have the latest medical equipment used in emergencies, trauma situations and everyday patient care. These training centers on wheels simulate ambulance, emergency room and hospital patient care settings. They use computerized high-fidelity patient simulator manikins that can breathe, respond to treatment, and even talk. The medical trainees use actual medical and rescue equipment, including cardiac monitors and defibrillators, resuscitation equipment, airway management equipment, intravenous supplies and more. Mobile sim labs provide personnel with the experience of a wide variety of standardized scenarios and practices for multiple procedures, delivering the highest quality of experiential learning for those on the frontlines.

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Topics: Mobile Sim Labs, Simulation Lab, Healthcare Simulation, Mobile Simulation Funding

Mobile Health Care Act: Federal Funds for Mobile Healthcare

Posted by Lee Guse on Apr 6, 2023 3:49:20 PM

On October 18, 2022, the MOBILE Health Care Act was signed into law. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation Maximizing Outcomes through Better Investments in Lifesaving Equipment for MOBILE Health Care Act will broaden the ability to provide much needed healthcare services to rural and urban communities. The legislation, which takes effect on January 1, 2024, will allow health centers to use federal funds in establishing mobile healthcarefor their communities to increase access to medical services for underserved populations.

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Topics: Mobile Medical Clinics, Mobile Health Clinics, Mobile Health Care Act 

Mobile Clinics Provide Vital Cancer and Cardiovascular Screenings

Posted by Lee Guse on Feb 27, 2023 2:55:21 PM

Regardless of the pandemic there has always been an urgent need for adaptable healthcare interventions for the underserved. Interventions that improve health outcomes and address the inequality for those on the fringes of society. The topic of health equity always comes around to: “Meet people where they are”. This refers to bringing accessible healthcare to people where they live and work, and most particularly to the urban and rural poor. However, regardless of this general consensus, much of the medical community has yet to embrace the most useful instrumentality of meeting people where they are with Mobile Medical Clinics.

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Topics: Mobile Medical Clinic, Cancer Screenings, Cardiovascular Screenings, Nuclear Medicine

Funding Opportunities for Mobile Medical Simulation Training

Posted by Lee Guse on Dec 30, 2022 1:25:02 PM

The learning and development requirements in healthcare are considerably different than other businesses. Training to care for the human body is challenging for talent development in healthcare. And trainees are extremely segmented with differing needs, ranging from: 

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Topics: Simulation Lab, Healthcare Simulation, Mobile Simulation Funding

Mobile Medical Clinic Funding for Behavioral Health Programs

Posted by Lee Guse on Dec 6, 2022 1:36:25 PM

The burden of mental, behavioral, and substance use disorders on disenfranchised people has exceeded the capacity of today’s healthcare systems, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many as 75 percent of people with serious mental illness in low income regions, such as rural and urban settings, cannot easily access basic treatment services. However, mobile clinics have successfully proven their usefulness in providing treatment for depression and other behavioral health issues, substance abuse, traumatic stress disorder, and even alcohol-use disorders. According to the National Library of Medicine, Mobile medical clinics represent an untapped resource for our healthcare system.

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Topics: Mobile Health Clinics for Behavioral Health, Funding Mobile Medical for Behavioral Health

How Can Mobile Medical Clinics Help During Inflationary Times?

Posted by Lee Guse on Jul 22, 2022 11:10:55 AM

With faltering economic recovery, many industries are scrambling to deal with continued supply shortages, increasing commodity prices, and higher wages triggered by labor shortages. In 2021 the producer price index (PPI) rose 10% in the industrialized world. The PPI measures the postproduction prices of goods and is a barometer of the pressures on manufacturing. The last time there was this level of increase in PPI was in the first half of 2008.

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Topics: Mobile Medical Clinics, Inflation

Operating Mobile Simulation Labs to Improve Clinical Outcomes

Posted by Lee Guse on Jun 7, 2022 3:56:18 PM

Mobile Healthcare Simulation units are outreach education vehicles that have the ability to provide interprofessional simulation-based healthcare education to professionals in response to the need for interactive and high-tech training resources in urban, suburban, and rural areas. They are used to educate, train and test first responders, ER nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals in mastering cognitive, technical, and behavioral skill sets prior to working in real world scenarios. Mobile sim labs are used to train individuals and teams in realistic clinical challenges through the use of task trainers, mannequins, virtual reality, standardized patients, in-situ approaches, and other hybrid forms. Medical simulation is sometimes referred to as nursing, healthcare, patient, clinical, or surgical simulation.

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Topics: Healthcare Simulation

8 Critical Mistakes People Make in Mobile Medical Start-Ups

Posted by Lee Guse on Mar 18, 2022 11:19:04 AM

Urgent care clinics have seen a record number of patients since 2020, and the high volumes don’t seem to be going anywhere. This coupled with changes in the population and their healthcare needs, a growing shortage of physicians and other healthcare professionals, and hospitals closing in rural areas all demonstrate an increasing demand for mobile health clinics. The awareness of these changes has driven many healthcare organizations to pursue mobile clinics as a major part of their services portfolio.

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Topics: mobile mammography, mobile dental, Mobile Health Clinic, Planning a successful mobile medical clinic

The Cancer Moonshot Initiative and Out-of-Office Cancer Screenings

Posted by Lee Guse on Feb 10, 2022 11:17:51 AM

Mobile health care serves a wide section of the population providing dental care, blood donations, primary and preventive medical care, along with mobile mammography and general cancer screenings.  We all know cancer screenings are important for the early detection of disease, better health outcomes, and saving more lives.  Many organizations work with the CDC through their national programs to extend these services to millions of people.

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Topics: mobile breast cancer screening unit, mobile mammography, Mobile Health Clinic, Cancer Screenings

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