Showing posts with label #Access. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Access. Show all posts

Monday, March 4, 2024

💻 IMSPARK: Accessible and Affordable Telehealth Services 💻

 💻 Imagine... Accessible and Affordable Telehealth Services 💻


💡 Imagined Endstate: 

A Pacific region will adopt and implement the best practices and recommendations from the 2024 state policy agenda for telehealth innovation, which aims to remove the barriers and challenges that prevent the widespread adoption and utilization of telehealth services. 

🔗Link:

📚Source: 

Perkins, A., Archambault, J., & Nastasi, V. (2024). 2024 State Policy Agenda for Telehealth Innovation. Cicero Institute

💥 What’s the Big Deal: 

By following the policy agenda, the Pacific region 🌅 will enable more patients, especially those in rural and underserved areas, to access quality and timely healthcare services from various providers, regardless of their location, insurance status, or income level.💵 The Pacific region will also reduce the healthcare system's costs and inefficiencies and improve its population's health outcomes and satisfaction.
Telehealth is a promising and innovative way to provide medical care via phone, video, or the Internet. Telehealth can offer many benefits for the Pacific region, such as increasing access to care, especially for patients who live in remote or isolated areas or face transportation, mobility, or scheduling difficulties.✈️ 
Telehealth can also enhance the quality and efficiency of care by allowing patients to receive timely diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up and by reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, emergency visits, and travel costs. 🏥However, Telehealth faces many barriers and challenges, such as restrictive licensing, reimbursement, and privacy regulations, lack of broadband infrastructure and equipment, and low awareness and acceptance among patients and providers. 

The 2024 state policy agenda for telehealth innovation provides a comprehensive and practical guide for policymakers and stakeholders in the Pacific region to address these issues and to create a more conducive and supportive environment for telehealth services.


#Telehealth,#HealthEquity,#policy,#Access, #Affordability,#VeteransCare,#disasterrelief,#IMSPARK,

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

🌐IMSPARK: A Pacific Future with Inclusive Financial Systems🌐

🌐Imagine… A Pacific Future with Inclusive Financial Systems🌐




💡 Imagined Endstate: 

The Pacific region has successfully built an inclusive financial system that provides access and opportunity for all its residents, especially the low-income, unbanked, and underserved populations. The region has fostered a culture of innovation, trust, and leadership, where financial services and products are designed and delivered to meet the diverse and evolving needs of the people.


🔗Link:

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📚Source: 

Wallace, M.,  Borġ, E., & Griffin, K.  (2023). Building an inclusive financial system: A global economic & social imperative for this decade. Aspen Institute. 

 

💥 What's the Big Deal: 


Wallace et. al (2023) report reveals that an inclusive financial system is essential for achieving global economic and social goals, such as reducing poverty, promoting equality, and enhancing resilience.🏦The report also identifies an inclusive financial system's key elements and challenges, such as access, affordability, quality, diversity, and regulation🚀The report proposes a framework and a roadmap for action to advance inclusive financial systems at the global, regional, and national levels.

 An inclusive financial system is a crucial opportunity for the Pacific region, as it can provide a reliable and nutritious source of protein for its growing population, especially in the face of climate change, overfishing, and marine pollution. 🌅The Pacific region can enhance its economic growth, social cohesion, and political stability by building an inclusive financial system.💸An inclusive financial system can also support the region's innovation, trust, and leadership, providing access to well-being and prosperity.

 #InclusiveFinancialSystem,#WealthEquity,#PacificDiversity,#Access,#Opportunity,#Innovation,#IMSPARK, #Unbanked, #low-income, #underserved,#RICEWEBB,



Tuesday, February 6, 2024

🩺IMSPARK: Pacific Future with AI-Powered Healthcare Solutions🩺

🩺Imagine… A Pacific Future with AI-Powered Healthcare Solutions🩺


💡 Imagined Endstate: 


Successfully use artificial intelligence (AI), such as diagnosing deadly diseases, improving radiology practice, and predicting cancer resistance. The region has fostered a culture of innovation, quality, and equity, where healthcare providers and patients can access and use AI-powered tools and services to improve health outcomes and experiences.


🔗Link:


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📚Source: 


DePeau-Wilson, M. (2024). AI diagnoses deadly disease; radiology's new AI guidance; WHO tackles LMMs. MedPage Today.

 

💥 What's the Big Deal: 


The article by DePeau-Wilson (2024) provides a monthly roundup of healthcare-focused AI news and research, highlighting some of the latest developments and breakthroughs in the field.🚀The article covers topics such as an AI-powered clinical tool for diagnosing rheumatic heart disease, a joint statement by five radiology societies on the use and development of AI tools, and new guidance by the WHO on the ethics and governance of large multimodal models or (LMMs).


AI could be an opportunity for the Pacific region, as it can provide innovative and effective solutions for healthcare challenges, such as access, quality, cost, and equity.🚝By leveraging AI's latest advances and applications in healthcare, the Pacific region can enhance its innovation, quality, and equity and improve its residents' health outcomes and experiences. 🩻The AI-powered tools and services can also support the region's innovation, quality, and equity and enable more healthcare providers and patients to access and ensure the ethical use of AI in a responsible manner.


#AIHealthcare, #Innovation, #Access,#equity,#HealthDisparities,#IMSPARK,

Sunday, January 28, 2024

🔑 IMSPARK: Disability-Inclusive Disaster Preparedness 🔑 (VIDEO)

Welcome to IMSPARK, Imagine Pacific Information Spark! In this episode, we delve into a crucial topic: 

🔑 Imagining Disabilities Empowered in Disaster Preparedness 🔑

Imagined Endstate

💡 Envision a world where individuals with disabilities aren't just included but actively participate in all disaster management phases. They have access to resources, information, and the support needed to navigate emergencies, contributing significantly to community resilience and safety.

📚 Source: 

Arena, K., & Abovyan, K. (2023, May 1), People with Disabilities Take Control in Disaster Preparedness. KBIA.

What’s the Big Deal:

💥 Disasters disproportionately impact individuals with disabilities. The World Health Organization highlights their increased vulnerability. Barriers to healthcare, shelter, and communication make inclusive and responsive disaster preparedness plans imperative.

🏠 By ensuring inclusivity, we not only protect their rights and dignity but also leverage their skills and knowledge to enhance disaster response and recovery efficiency and sustainability. Join the conversation using #IMSPARK #DisabilityInclusion #DisasterPreparedness #Resilience. Let's create a future where no one is left behind.

Conclusion:

Thank you for joining us on IMSPARK: Imagining Disabilities Empowered in Disaster Preparedness. Continue supporting our efforts for awareness, inclusivity, resilience, and responsiveness in the Pacific.



Thursday, January 25, 2024

💳 IMSPARK: A Pacific Future with Inclusive Financial Systems💳


💳 Imagine… A Pacific Future with Inclusive Financial Systems💳 


💡 Imagined Endstate: 

The Pacific region has successfully built an inclusive financial system that provides access and opportunity for all its residents, especially the low-income, unbanked, and underserved populations. The region has fostered a culture of innovation, trust, and leadership, where financial services and products are designed and delivered to meet the diverse and evolving needs of the people.

🔗Link: 

📚Source: 

Wallace, M., & Rademacher, I. (2023). Building an inclusive financial system: A global economic & social imperative for this decade. Aspen Institute. 

💥 What’s the Big Deal: 

The report by Wallace and Rademacher (2023) reveals that an inclusive financial system is essential for achieving global economic and social goals, such as reducing poverty, promoting equality, and enhancing resilience. 🌏The report also identifies the key elements and challenges of an inclusive financial system, such as access, affordability, quality, diversity, and regulation🙌 The report proposes a framework and a roadmap for action to advance inclusive financial systems at the global, regional, and national levels. ⚖️An inclusive financial system is a key opportunity for the Pacific region, as it can empower its residents to participate in and benefit from the digital economy, especially in the face of global challenges such as climate change, health crises, and digital divide. 💻 By building an inclusive financial system, the Pacific region can enhance its economic growth, social cohesion, and political stability. 💰 An inclusive financial system can also support the region’s innovation, trust, and leadership, and enable more people to access financial services and products that improve their well-being and prosperity.



#InclusiveFinancialSystem, #PacificFuture, #Access, #Opportunity, #Innovation, #Apsen,#WealthEquity,#IMSPARK,#RICEWEBB,


🔬 IMSPARK: Unveiling New Climate Insights🔬

🔬 Imagine... Unveiling New Climate Insights🔬 💡 Imagined Endstate :  A world enlightened by groundbreaking climate science, guiding target...