DALLAS, TEXAS, July 21, 2022 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Texas (“Molina”), hosted a virtual panel on July 20, focused on innovating health care for the future and tactics to support underserved and elderly Texans.
Dr. Jerry Allison, medical director for Molina Healthcare of Texas, hosted the discussion and Olga Rodriguez, chief of staff and associate vice president of Texas A&M Health and former leader with Texas Health and Human Services Commission kicked off the panel with opening remarks.
“Managing personal health care can be daunting, but through technology and collaboration, every individual in Texas can be equipped with the tools necessary to take control of their well-being,” said Dr. Allison. “This event was a great example of the health care community coming together to bring forward solutions and best practices to educate and empower people throughout our state.”
Will Maddox, managing editor for D CEO Magazine and editor of D CEO Healthcare, guided the conversation, which focused on real challenges patients are facing, as well as solutions that can be implemented to expand access and education across the state.
John Hawkins, president and CEO of the Texas Hospital Association; Robert Leavitt, mobile integrated health coordinator for the McKinney Fire Department; Dr. David A. Miramontes, FACEP FAEMS NREMT-P, medical director for the San Antonio Fire Department and associate clinical professor at UT Health San Antonio; and Dr. Cynthia Weston, associate dean for clinical and outreach affairs and associate professor at Texas A&M College of Nursing, spoke to the issues and innovative solutions successfully deployed to identify at-risk patients, deliver enhanced care, reduce potentially preventable emergency room visits and improve overall health outcomes.
“Working with at-risk populations has been a key element of my career,” said Rodriguez. “One of the most important things I’ve learned over the years is that you can’t do it alone. You need a multitude of organizations — not just government, but healthcare partners, hospitals, providers, and health plans. There’s not just one solution for all of Texas, or even for each community. There are multiple solutions than can be implemented, and by working collaboratively across the state, we can better solve challenges associated with healthcare delivery for vulnerable populations.”
The full panel discussion can be viewed here.
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About The MolinaCares Accord:
Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities.
About Molina Healthcare of Texas
Molina Healthcare of Texas has been providing government-funded health care since 2006. The Company serves members through Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Health Insurance Exchange programs, with service areas across Texas. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 5.1 million members as of March 31, 2022. For more information about Molina Healthcare of Texas, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.