In this episode of the EMS Garage Podcast hosts Chris Montera and Anne Robinson Montera are joined by EMS educator and researcher Baxter Larmon from UCLA. Also on the panel is Carissa Caramanis O’Brien health care social media expert and consultant, as well as director of social media for Aetna. Baxter talks about the impetus to improve healthcare for the people of California with an initiative to add a community paramedic or mobile integrated healthcare program to that state’s EMS laws.
Carissa also brings up how using social media channels to listen to voices for change in healthcare. While channels like Twitter are limited to pushing out 140 characters in a post, there are many more words that can come back in response to a post and these various voices and points of view provide the information to give direction to change.