So I was lucky enough to get a quick tour of Kaiser Permanente’s new mobile health vehicle during it’s brief visit to Oakland before it’s put on a boat to serve people on the Big Island of Hawaii. Simply put, this thing is cool. With just 500 square feet, they have squeezed in an exam room, restroom, a digital mammography unit and a rather cozy little waiting room. Fully computerized, the vehicle runs off cellular technology and the team in Hawaii has identified hot-spots that will ensure that providers will have full access to KP HealthConnnect — an electronic health record — whenever they care for patients.
Truly a great solution for improving access to high-quality care for people in rural areas.