SAN RAMON, Calif., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobility is Medicine (MiM) is a campaign urging healthcare facilities to reduce cost, caregiver injury, and patient recovery time by prioritizing Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (Patient Mobility). The MiM Forum is a platform for the healthcare industry to share research, innovations and support; update best practices; and engage healthcare leaders and professionals in an organic, collaborative manner.
Individuals engaging on the MiM Forum have a singular goal: make America healthier and safer, thereby reducing risk and associated costs to healthcare facilites. Patient Mobility is key to achieving these goals. Participants take a modern, interdisciplinary approach to age-old problems. They share photos, videos, polls, and other multi-media posts in a virtual conversation 24/7.
Prior to the launch of the MiM Forum, an open-source platform did not exist where healthcare professionals could collaboratively identify best practice. Industry figureheads can now address nationwide issues that lead to increasing hospital costs (i.e. worker's compensation).
The MiM online community has over a century of experience, combined. Many are optimistic that the MiM Forum will push the nation closer than ever to sustainable solutions to patient immobility, caregiver injury, and rising hospital costs.
Gail Powell-Cope, Tampa VA Site Co-Director of CINDRR, and organizer of the annual Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Conference, is a Master Moderator on the MiM Forum. "As a researcher, educator, and advocate of mobility and safety in hospitals, I know that the MiM Forum is long overdue," Gail says. "My motivation comes from wanting to do what is right for nurses, healthcare professionals, patients, and their families. I am proud of our collective dedication to safely improve mobility for patients under our care. We are not finished, though. I will not be satisfied until safe patient handling and mobility is universal. With this tool, I believe we are a massive step closer to that goal."
Mobility is Medicine launched the MiM Forum on 9/22/17. The interdisciplinary collaboration needed to overcome the barriers and obstacles facing Patient Mobility can finally take place via a global, web-based platform. The MiM Forum is open to everyone—from CEO to patient family-member. The sole goal is to evolve Patient Mobility, together. Join the conversation by going to MiM.vBulletin.net
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