Going the Extra Mile: Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians Launches Vaccine "Delivery Service" to Provide Shots to Homebound Patients
Shawn Amer, Clinical Program Director at Central Ohio Primary Care with more than 70 practices serving over 400,000 patients and the largest independent primary care group in the country joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Shawn Amer discuss the following:
I understand that during the vaccine rollout, Central Ohio Primary Care launched a vaccine “delivery service” to vaccinate homebound patients. Can you tell us more about this initiative? Why did COPC launch this program?
What are some of the hurdles you have encountered in vaccinating home-bound seniors? What success have you seen through this program?
How has this program been meaningful to you and your team at Central Ohio Primary Care? Is there a patient experience that was particularly memorable?
I understand that COPC has launched other initiatives for senior patients during the pandemic to make healthcare more accessible. Can you tell us more about these efforts?
What are the benefits to Senior Access? Who is eligible for the program?
Shawn Amer joined Central Ohio Primary Care as Clinical Program Director in 2019. A graduate of Ohio State University, Shawn has held various directorial and management positions at healthcare organizations throughout the Midwest. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Shawn was a driving force in the creation of COPC’s vaccine “delivery service,” a new program that has been successful in vaccinating Columbus’ most vulnerable population: home-bound seniors.