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Pioneering Solutions for Enhanced Care: The Queen Anne’s County Mobile Integrated Community Health Program

Pioneering Solutions for Enhanced Care: The Queen Anne’s County Mobile Integrated Community Health Program


The mobile integrated community health (MICH) program in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, has been making remarkable strides in improving the lives of vulnerable residents. With a focus on preventing the overutilization of emergency medical services (EMS), unnecessary visits to the emergency department and frequent hospital readmissions, this innovative program has become a beacon of hope for the community. Through comprehensive home visits, collaboration between healthcare professionals, and the use of telemedicine, the MICH program has revolutionized the delivery of integrated health and social services. Let’s take a closer look at this groundbreaking initiative that has garnered well-deserved recognition and praise.

A Holistic Approach to Care

At the heart of the MICH program is its commitment to addressing both the medical and social needs of participants. The dedicated team comprises a community health nurse from the Department of Health and a paramedic from the Department of Emergency Services. Together, they conduct thorough home visits, utilizing evidence-based tools and assessments to identify unmet needs. This comprehensive approach allows for a deep understanding of each participant’s situation, enabling the team to develop tailored solutions. The use of ImageTrend Elite Community Health™ streamlines data capture, care coordination and reporting to help the team optimize care, lead quality assurance and inform stakeholders.

Collaboration with Telemedicine

One of the standout features of the MICH program is the use of telemedicine to connect participants with a pharmacist. This novel approach allows for medication reconciliation, education and focused reviews, ensuring that patients receive the most appropriate and effective treatments. By leveraging this technology, the program has seamlessly integrated pharmacists into the care delivery process, enhancing medication management and promoting optimal health outcomes.

Innovations in Patient Care

The MICH program prides itself on continually seeking innovative solutions to better serve the community. Recognizing the importance of monitoring glycemic control, the program recently introduced point-of-care HgA1c monitors to be used with pre-diabetic and diabetic patients. This addition has proven highly successful, enabling healthcare professionals to quickly assess and manage diabetes management plans. These advancements not only improve patient care but also contribute to reducing emergency department visits and hospital readmissions.

Strengths-Based Approach

The MICH program’s success can be attributed to the seamless collaboration between multiple organizations and stakeholders. By leveraging each organization’s strengths and expertise, the program has created a cohesive and efficient system. Through close partnerships with community resources and healthcare providers, participants receive comprehensive support that extends beyond medical care. This strengths-based approach fosters a sense of empowerment and holistic well-being, leading to improved quality of life for vulnerable individuals.

Recognition and Future Outlook

As the first Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) program in Maryland, the MICH program has set a high standard for integrated healthcare delivery. Its commitment to innovative solutions and patient-centered care has garnered attention and recognition both within and beyond the community. The success of the telemedicine and pharmacist collaboration model has highlighted the potential for broader adoption of similar approaches in other healthcare settings. The program’s ongoing dedication to continuous improvement ensures that it will remain at the forefront of providing exceptional care to those in need.


The Queen Anne’s County Mobile Integrated Community Health program stands as a shining example of the positive impact that a well-designed and compassionately executed healthcare initiative can have on a community. Through its comprehensive home visits, telemedicine-enabled pharmacist collaboration, and a commitment to innovation, the MICH program has become a lifeline for vulnerable residents. By addressing both medical and social needs, the program offers a holistic approach that promotes overall well-being and reduces the strain on emergency services. As it continues to evolve and expand, the MICH program serves as an inspiration for other communities striving to provide integrated, patient-centered care to those in need.

The MICH program is a finalist for ImageTrend’s 2023 Hooley Awards in the New Frontier category. The Hooley Awards recognize innovators and thought leaders, honoring their involvement, creativity, and passion, and were founded to acknowledge their contributions in innovation and excellence. The Hooley Awards finalists will be celebrated during the 15th annual ImageTrend Connect Conference in July.

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