Products & Services
Ride Health Expands Transportation Services
Ride Health, coordinating smarter transportation for every patient need, has expanded its core offerings to launch several new COVID-19–related products and services to support the needs of constituents across the health care spectrum.
With these updates, health systems and health plans across the country are now using Ride Health's cloud-based transportation coordination platform to provide safe rides for patients and staff, to deliver food and supplies to patients' homes, and to enable contact tracing of passengers and drivers who have been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19.
To speed delivery of these services, Ride Health has launched Rapid Deployment, enabling health care organizations to quickly provide comprehensive transportation programs that help with patient discharges, transfers, and access to crucial medical treatments that cannot be postponed. The program allows organizations to launch transportation programs in a matter of days, without upfront costs or long-term commitments.
COVID-19–Equipped Transportation Network
Staff and Clinician Transport
Food Delivery for Vulnerable Populations
Tech-Enabled Contact Tracing
“We understand the ever-evolving complexities surrounding this pandemic and we've strived to adapt our product and services to support current and future needs of health care stakeholders and as we enter this new normal,” says Imran Cronk, founder and CEO of Ride Health.
— Source: Ride Health
AIM Philadelphia Offers Post-9/11 Veteran Institutional Grant
Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s (AIM) Philadelphia campus will award veteran students, eligible for Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) benefits at the 100% coverage level, a grant that will cover any out-of-pocket tuition costs after their VA benefits and any Pell grants have been applied, as long as they do not participate in the federal Title IV Loan programs. The grant is only offered at AIM’s Philadelphia campus.
AIM’s commitment to their veterans assures that service men and women transition from the military with financial freedom and the skills and certifications needed to attain employment in their chosen field and thrive as professionals in the civilian workplace. The grant does not cover books, supplies, housing, or charges for repeat coursework the VA does not, by policy, cover. Each academic year, the institution will consider Chapter 33 benefits and any federal Pell Grant funding as payment in full, up to the full tuition and fee cost for the program. Recipients’ accounts are reviewed each semester of the academic year for receipt of VA payment and recipients are awarded the grant to cover eligible remaining tuition and fees for that semester.
— Source: Aviation Institute of Maintenance
UNE Online Begins Offering Virtual MSW Field Simulation
The University of New England College of Graduate and Professional Studies (UNE Online) is offering its Master of Social Work (MSW) students a Simulation and On-Site (SOS) field placement model of education, allowing them to complete a portion of their field hours in a virtual, online environment.
With the introduction of the SOS simulated field experience, students are now able to choose to complete their field requirements in a partially simulated/direct practice field practicum or to engage in a traditional, fully onsite field experience.
The simulation model builds on UNE Online’s previous work to improve access to higher education. In 2009, the college was one of the nation’s earliest to offer a 100% online degree in an asynchronous format. The new model is designed to enhance both students’ general and specialized skills prior to placement, increase accessibility, and ensure students are grounded in competency-based skills in social work.
Historically, there have been several barriers and inequities in MSW field experience requirements. The simulated field education model, accredited by the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE), aims to upend that.
“The SOS model was formulated to satisfy the rigorous CSWE accreditation standards, but we believe that the model can be easily adapted to meet other accreditation standards,” says MSW Field Practicum Coordinator Christine Rogerson. “If this SOS model approach can be adapted to other UNE masters-level programs such as Public Health, Health Informatics, and Applied Nutrition, it has the potential to open up a vast field of opportunity to people who may not have the time or opportunity to meet their field requirements otherwise.”
The novel coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated the need to provide alternatives to in-person field training. The SOS model was developed in response to the pandemic, which prevented students from engaging in direct practice. Using a holistic approach, the virtual field experience represents the next generation of social work education in creating a learning environment designed to meet the evolving needs of students and increasing the accessibility of higher education to a greater number of people.
Additionally, the program offers a greater control over other models in engaging students in specific learning outcomes prior to entering direct practice.
— Source: University of New England