Healthy Linkages: Addressing Health Disparities Through Academic/Community Partnerships & Collaborations

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308454
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Healthy Linkages: Addressing Health Disparities Through Academic/Community Partnerships & Collaborations
Author(s):
Jones, Michael L
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Beta
Author Details:
Michael L Jones, RN, MSN, MBA, mljones2@umc.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

The purpose of this project is to ensure medical homes and access to specialty care to the uninsured and underserved in the state of Mississippi.  The Healthy Linkages Initiative is a collaboration between the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the Mississippi State Department of Health and the 21 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the state. Collectively, these three entities are the largest providers of care to the underserved and uninsured in the state. 

Prior to Hurricane Katrina, there was no formal communication between the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the sole academic medical center in Mississippi, the Mississippi State Department of Health Clinics, and the 21 FQHCs in the state (i.e. lack of trust). The medical center cared for approximately 17,000 patients in its emergency room each year for primary care visits; many of which were uninsured or underserved. Providers in the state’s FQHCs and county health department clinics were having difficulties getting appointments at the medical center for tertiary/specialty care. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina revealed the need for better collaboration, thus Healthy Linkages was formed. Healthy Linkages is comprised of many programs by which the three organizations collaborate to ensure adequate patient access to quality health care. One example is an emergency room diversion project that has directed many individuals to medical homes and has saved the medical center millions of dollars in costs. This is made possible through linkages via electronic medical records, where the emergency room staff of the medical center has access to the electronic medical record of the largest FQHC in the state. Patients are scheduled directly into the system for appointments. This presentation will discuss, in detail, how the only academic medical center in the state of Mississippi has addressed health disparities through partnerships with key safety net organizations.

Keywords:
Collaboration; Healthy Linkages; Health Disparities
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealthy Linkages: Addressing Health Disparities Through Academic/Community Partnerships & Collaborationsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJones, Michael Len_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsMichael L Jones, RN, MSN, MBA, mljones2@umc.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308454-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>The purpose of this project is to ensure medical homes and access to specialty care to the uninsured and underserved in the state of Mississippi.  The Healthy Linkages Initiative is a collaboration between the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the Mississippi State Department of Health and the 21 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the state. Collectively, these three entities are the largest providers of care to the underserved and uninsured in the state.  <p><b> </b>Prior to Hurricane Katrina, there was no formal communication between the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the sole academic medical center in Mississippi, the Mississippi State Department of Health Clinics, and the 21 FQHCs in the state (i.e. lack of trust). The medical center cared for approximately 17,000 patients in its emergency room each year for primary care visits; many of which were uninsured or underserved. Providers in the state’s FQHCs and county health department clinics were having difficulties getting appointments at the medical center for tertiary/specialty care. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina revealed the need for better collaboration, thus Healthy Linkages was formed. Healthy Linkages is comprised of many programs by which the three organizations collaborate to ensure adequate patient access to quality health care. One example is an emergency room diversion project that has directed many individuals to medical homes and has saved the medical center millions of dollars in costs. This is made possible through linkages via electronic medical records, where the emergency room staff of the medical center has access to the electronic medical record of the largest FQHC in the state. Patients are scheduled directly into the system for appointments. This presentation will discuss, in detail, how the only academic medical center in the state of Mississippi has addressed health disparities through partnerships with key safety net organizations.en_GB
dc.subjectCollaborationen_GB
dc.subjectHealthy Linkagesen_GB
dc.subjectHealth Disparitiesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:35Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:35Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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