The EIM Solution involves integrating physical activity into healthcare and connecting patients with evidence-based community resources. The EIM Solution is achieved through a partnership between healthcare leaders and community stakeholders building a “bridge of trust” for the coordinated care of the at-risk population groups with the ultimate goal of implementing interventions that will slow down, stop, and ultimately reverse the progression of chronic diseases
The adoption of Population Health Management strategies by healthcare stakeholders has created a significant opportunity for physical activity to be established as a standard in healthcare. The consolidation of health systems is accelerating the adoption of Population Health Management strategies, such as the EIM Solution, to improve the coordination of population healthcare strategies for the benefits of their patients, employees, and as part of community outreach initiatives.
The application of the EIM Solution is achieved by:
Three different domains are essential in bringing about the vision of EIM and integrating its scientifically proven benefits into healthcare systems:
1. Healthcare Systems and Providers
Healthcare providers include not only primary care physicians, but also nurses, physician assistants, and care managers working together in a coordinated fashion to provide optimal primary care and disease prevention. Healthcare providers are the first point of contact in the EIM Solution and are ideally situated to regularly assess and prescribe physical activity, and refer their patients to community places, programs, and professionals.
2. Community Places, Programs, and Professionals
Community organizations and the resources that they provide offer the much-needed capacity to serve as an extension of the healthcare team to receive patients from healthcare providers and to the deliver the EIM Solution by qualified professionals.
3. Digital Health Technology
In the digital health landscape, physical activity-related applications, technologies, and delivery systems have the potential to greatly assist in the implementation of the EIM Solution.
Healthcare systems have a wide spectrum of cutting-edge technologies, all of which can be used to accelerate the successful integration of the EIM Solution in value-based care. These include:
On the community side, EIM Programs and Professionals must have the technological support to align with Healthcare Stakeholders for the engagement of at-risk population groups, the delivery of interventions, and the tracking of participation and the evaluation of feedback for outcomes reporting. EIM is taking the lead in working with digital-health industry experts to establish specifications for platforms, devices, and applications to become effective extensions of value-based care.
To learn more about the EIM Solution, view the EIM Public Presentation under the Resource section on this page.
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