Author: Ed Martinez

Video: Future Hospitals

Video: Experience Mercy Virtual 360 Click on the link below to take a virtual tour and see how from the ground up, the Mercy Virtual Care Center was designed specifically to support the delivery of telehealth services. It is the command center for the nation’s largest electronic intensive care unit and other telehealth services, including…

Single-Payer Healthcare

by Ed Martinez, June 1st, 2018   Based on national polling data (Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll), a slim majority of Americans now support Single-Payer Health care. Americans supporting the concept of single-payer health care believe that our existing health care system is irreparably broken —- primarily because our existing care system is (a) prohibitively…

Diversity in Health Care

There is no universal definition of diversity, however, the concept is generally described as having a range of different people participating in the design, organization and delivery of services. Differences in population groups may reflect differences in age, gender, ethnicity, culture, language and various other socio-economic characteristics.   How does diversity benefit healthcare?   1)…

Access to Health Care

Many Americans experience easy access to health care services, while a large number of other Americans experience long-standing barriers to health care due to a lack of health insurance or geographic location of services.   How access barriers impact your health and wellness? . 1. Delay in receiving necessary medical services. 2. Increased risk from…

Senior Health – ‘Best Practice’

Mission Statement To implement ‘best practice’ clinical care strategies that improve care and manage costs, within a team-based, consumer directed, prepaid care delivery program. Focus of ‘Best Practice’ To care for individuals with complex illnesses needing comprehensive, integrated care delivery and care coordination; To focus on improving individual’s quality of life; To provide seniors a…

Public Health Vision

DEFINITION OF PUBLIC HEALTH   Public Health services improve the health of  families and communities by promoting healthy  lifestyles, preventing diseases, and removing environmental dangers.     BENEFITS OF PUBLIC HEALTH   1. Preventing the spread of diseases. 2. Collecting and analyzing data to eliminate poor health outcomes. 3. Educate families on the proper use of seatbelts, helmets and child seats.  …

Courtesy Medical Transportation Services

A number of hospitals, medical groups and health plans have successfully implemented community transportation services for patients (who lack private vehicles) in need of transportation to medical appointments or to urgent care/emergency services.   The essential components of a successful Courtesy Medical Transportation Service include the following resources: 1. A non-profit organization to serve as sponsor.…

Grossmont Healthcare District

Grossmont Healthcare District 9001 Wakarusa Street La Mesa, CA info@grossmonthealthcare.org Mission Statement: To maintain and improve the physical and behavioral health of its constituents, we will:   Partner with our hospital operator, Sharp HealthCare, to ensure access to state-of-the-art medical services at Grossmont Hospital for all the residents of Grossmont healthcare District and beyond.   Anticipate…

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