Healthcare delivery to patients with chronic diseases is often a time-consuming and tiresome process since healthcare professionals struggle to perform essential diagnostics and select proper treatment. To improve the overall quality of care for individuals with multiple illnesses, practitioners attempt to incorporate a series of advancements in management, technology, and medicine. This paper briefly analyzes the concept of the Mobile Integrated Healthcare System, its impact on the cure of chronic conditions, and anticipated outcomes.
Though originally created as a paramedicine program, multiple evidence-based research suggests that Mobile Integrated Healthcare Intervention (MIH) helps to address a number of issues in treating patients with chronic diseases. As followed by Clarke, Bourn, Skoufalos, Beck, and Castillo (2017), MIH uses a variety of professionals, such as nurses, pharmacists, and physicians to close the gaps in healthcare delivery.
At its core, the program has an interprofessional approach, supported by a command center, transitional, longitudinal, and advanced illness management (Clarke et al., 2017). As explained by Roeper et al. (2018), in all the aforementioned segments of healthcare, the critical emphasis is put on providing 24/7/365 cost-effective services. In particular, the model allows delivering healthcare to patients based at home directly, avoiding excessive financial expenditures associated with hospitalization.
Maintaining a stable health condition in patients with chronic illnesses allows to reduce the dissatisfaction level and decrease overall healthcare costs. According to Haynes and Kim (2016), the anticipated outcomes of the method include the creation of a comprehensive care plan, which contains information on medication, nutrition, symptom management, and physical activity. Roeper et al. (2018) also predict that incorporating MIH into the Medicare program will lead to lower readmission rates and significantly higher cost savings for the local healthcare centers. Taking into consideration the intervention’s effectiveness based on the evidence-based studies, it is sufficient to argue that the model will have a positive impact on the current administrative, operational, and medical issues.
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