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New Peri-op Care Journey Solution Makes Education and Support More Readily Accessible to Patients and Caregivers via Tablet and Phone App
NEWS RELEASE – Organizations can improve patient experience, outcomes and efficiencies by enhancing pre-op, day-of surgery and post-discharge engagement. “Tablets and mobile apps are increasingly used to make surgical care journeys more holistic. We see value in Equiva’s approach with these devices to improve access to educational materials as well as stress reduction tools, social services resources, language interpretation and more.”
Many hospitals lack budget and manpower to secure “enterprise-wide interactive inpatient experience platforms.” Yet new technologies exist to quickly and affordably advance patient experience both at and beyond the hospital bed. Presenters share background about patient engagement and describe a new approach to holistically support patient journeys across inpatient, outpatient and home settings.
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Equiva Advances Cancer Support Community Initiatives to Help Medically Underserved Communities Access Cancer Support Resources
NEWS RELEASE – CSC network partner sites in Arizona, Kentucky and California are joining two CSC sites now offering an Equiva program developed specifically to improve access to psychosocial oncology care, including education, resources, and support services for individuals in medically under-resourced communities. This expands potential to reach thousands of impacted individuals across rural and urban settings.
NEWS RELEASE – We’re thrilled to welcome Scott Jones to our leadership team. As Equiva COO, Scott will lead operations, product and technology functions, with a focus on expanding capabilities in these areas to enable continued growth. Scott’s experience at various organizations including Fortune 500 and private equity-owned emerging healthcare organizations, aligns squarely to our mission to support our customers in advancing health equity, improving health outcomes and driving financial success.
This paper highlights key concepts related to health equity and challenges posed by the digital divide. It also describes a novel digital engagement model that enables healthcare organizations to increase enrollment in the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program while deploying in-home tablets configured with content and tools to advance advance targeted population health objectives.
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AUTHORITY MAGAZINE – The FCC has done a great job of providing a framework to connect individuals who are experiencing barriers to access. Other stakeholders can come together to further the goals of the ACP. Tech companies have the opportunity to pursue unique, out-of-the-box solutions that benefit under-connected individuals, risk-bearing organizations and the FCC.
Cancer Support Community San Francisco Launches Initiative to Provide Digital Cancer Care to Underserved Communities
CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY SAN FRANCISCO –“Every day in the US, more than 5,000 people are diagnosed with cancer but not all patients have equal access to care. Through this first-of-its-kind initiative, we can reach even more people impacted by cancer with valuable resources that can improve quality of life,” said Rob Tufel, Cancer Support Community SF Bay Area CEO. “We’re proud tl embrace this groundbreaking program to deliver support to cancer patients.”
HEALTHCARE IT NEWS – With more than 750 WiFi-enabled tablets funded by the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program, the partners aim to increase affordable broadband access and provide psychosocial oncology care to the underserved. “Interestingly, many inform us that they’ve not previously heard of the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity program despite it being launched more than a year ago,” said Katherine Todd, Gilda’s Club Twin Cities’ executive director.
Gilda’s Club Twin Cities Launches Oncology-Focused Initiative to Reach Medically Underserved Communities Via FCC’s ACP
PR NEWSWIRE – Use of tele-mental health services experienced rapid growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, disparities in access to broadband and usage were also exposed. As Gilda’s Club Twin Cities looks beyond the pandemic, they see an opportunity to continue to leverage tele-mental health services in a way that breaks down barriers to care and advances health equity.
BROADBAND BREAKFAST – The broadband infrastructure supporting telehealth should pilot test many-to-many connections and resources. Jason Welch, Infiniti Mobile president said, “By expanding the ecosystem beyond broadband and telehealth providers to include healthcare organizations themselves, there’s a unique opportunity to educate the patient. ‘Here’s your device and software, and here’s how you maximize the value of their use.’”
FIERCE HEALTHCARE –The duo will function as a guide for hospitals, nursing homes, insurers and other healthcare organizations to advance ACP enrollment. “The government (is taking the) first step of providing the device and broadband,” said Equiva CEO. “Care today involves a range of digital resources. Through our platform, an individual can access a telehealth call, they can be educated on their diagnosis and care plan and they can connect with resource organizations.”
VATOR NEWS – A new program helps hospitals, nursing homes, and other organizations enroll patients in the Affordable Connectivity Program and engage digitally for targeted health initiatives. “The offering gives entities a digital platform to quickly, cost-effectively, and cohesively deploy care management services to at-risk patient groups. Infiniti takes great pride in supporting the FCC in helping ensure households can afford broadband and tablet devices,” said Equiva CEO.