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

Monday, March 4, 2024

๐Ÿ’ป IMSPARK: Accessible and Affordable Telehealth Services ๐Ÿ’ป

 ๐Ÿ’ป Imagine... Accessible and Affordable Telehealth Services ๐Ÿ’ป


๐Ÿ’ก 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. 

๐Ÿ”—Link:

๐Ÿ“šSource: 

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

๐Ÿ’ฅ What’s the Big Deal: 

By following the policy agenda, the Pacific region ๐ŸŒ… 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.๐Ÿ’ต 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. ๐ŸฅHowever, 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,

Sunday, October 29, 2023

๐Ÿ” IMSPARK: Improving Strategy for Social Media Communications During Wildfires๐Ÿ”

 ๐Ÿ” Imagine... Improving Strategy for Social Media Communications During Wildfires๐Ÿ”

๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate:

Contradicting the existing crisis communication theory that recommends Disaster relief organizations (DROs) speak with one voice during the entirety of wildfire response operations.

๐Ÿ“š Source:

Homeland Security News Wire. (2023, October 13). Improving Strategy for Social Media Communications During Wildfires. 

๐Ÿ”— Link:

Read the full article here

๐Ÿ’ฅ What's the Big Deal:

The study finds that a nuanced approach of matching and mismatching audiences is more effective in different phases of disaster response.๐Ÿ“The article discusses the findings of a study๐Ÿ“œconducted in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross on how Disaster relief organizations can use social media✉️effectively during wildfire response.๐Ÿ“žThe research suggests that matching and mismatching audiences on social media๐Ÿ“บis more engaging and useful in different phases of disaster response, and this approach can be applied to other types of disasters as well.


#DRO,#disasterrelief,#academics,#socialmedia,#communityengagement,#IMSPARK, 



 



๐Ÿ”ฌ IMSPARK: Unveiling New Climate Insights๐Ÿ”ฌ

๐Ÿ”ฌ Imagine... Unveiling New Climate Insights๐Ÿ”ฌ ๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate :  A world enlightened by groundbreaking climate science, guiding target...