Health Hats, the Podcast

Health Hats, the Podcast

The Last Mile. From the Vial to the Arm.

March 21, 2021

Where are you and your team on the continuum of engagement and partnership with patient-caregivers? Partnering is a long-term relationship. Fortunately, partnership breeds more engagement and more partnership. Take one more step on the continuum.

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The last mile of breakfast 1

Upstream, downstream. The last mile. Who cares? 01:36. 1

From vial to arm. The last foot. 03:11. 1

The last mile in healthcare, oh my. 03:56. 2

Workflow, life flow. Health literacy, life literacy. 06:14. 2

Engagement-partnership continuum 07:24. 2

Back to the last mile 08:44. 3


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Music by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Boston Drummer, Composer, Arranger

Web/social media coach, Kayla Nelson

Photo by QPro on Unsplash

Inspiration from Lacy Fabian, Michelle Lenox, Susan Haas, Ed Lomotan, Josh Richardson, Libby Hoy

Sponsored by Abridge

The term last mile comes from telecommunications, utilities, transportation, and package delivery services.

As vaccines roll out, we think of vial to arm as the last mile.

PCORI (The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) speaks about a continuum of engagement
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