3 1. Why Go Mobile?MARKET SPECIFIC POINT- OF- CARE PROGRAMSINTERGRATED HEALTH CARE SUPPORT SYSTEMINCREASE OPERATIONAL EFFICENCYThere are several compelling reasons for MedExMobile + health care units:Access to care is limitedShared medical equipmentProfessional staff can be shared across sitesMedExMobile + units can provide a good predictor; for where fixed clinic sites should be located in the future.MedExMobile + health care units are buildings-on-wheels that can change focus (and locations) easily.MedExMobile + health care units can link up patient and provider.
5 3. Choose a Chassis. CRITERIA FOR YOUR MedExMobile + UNIT CHASSIS Recent studies of MedExMobile + programs outline the features that your new vehicle ought to have:A commercial-grade vehicleall-metal constructionwide doorwayshandicap accessibilitystairwayshand railsrest room, lots of sinks, and enough refrigerationa large electric generator;capability to load and unload equipmentprimary and secondary shore power plug-in;a defined office area;a defined waiting area that is separate from the exam arealarge exam roomsLab or Pharmacy space;office equipmentadvanced medical equipment, such as ECG, OB/GYN exam tables, etc;TV and VCR for playing educational/training tapes to staff and patientsgood lighting; air conditioning and heat as required;plenty of electrical outlets; locks on all cabinet doors; stabilizing jacksPC’s for administration and record keeping