Tag Archives: Care

Epic, Zoom and mobile app help at-risk clinic volunteers deliver care from home

The Volunteers in Medicine’s Clinic of the Cascades in Bend, Oregon, is one of 92 VIM free clinics nationwide. The Bend clinic installed an electronic health record in 2004 and has a long history of adopting health IT. THE PROBLEM There are around 200 volunteers at the clinic who care for an uninsured population of… Read More »

‘No Mercy’ Chapter 3: Patchwork of Urgent Care Frays After a Rural Hospital Closes

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. Emergency care gets complicated after a hospital closes. On a cold February evening, when Robert Findley fell and hit his head on a patch of ice, his wife, Linda, called 911. The delays that came next exposed the frayed patchwork that sometimes stands in for rural health… Read More »

Reopening Dental Offices For Routine Care Amid Pandemic Touches A Nerve

This story also ran on NBC News. This story can be republished for free (details). Tom Peeling wanted his teeth cleaned and wasn’t going to let the coronavirus pandemic get in the way. Luckily, his six-month regular appointment was scheduled for earlier this month, just days after dental offices were allowed to reopen in Florida… Read More »