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Meet the street medicine team using tech to build trust with unhoused patients



Several weeks ago, I got a chance to ride along with a street medicine team in Los Angeles that checks up on unhoused patients across the city every day. I was struck by how much the patients we visited appeared to trust the Healthcare in Action team, led by physician assistant Robert Finch: So much so, in fact, that many of them opted to wear GPS trackers to help the street medicine team find them in case of emergency or if they’d left their usual dwelling.

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