Bringing specialists and nonclinical providers into the “medical neighborhood” is one approach to mitigating fragmented care, reducing frustration, and ultimately improving outcomes.
As we close the book on 2014, let's look back at a few of the key themes that appeared in this space during the past year and take a peek at the issues our clients will encounter in the coming year.
To improve patient access, health systems and provider organizations must think beyond traditional care models and adopt innovative strategies in redesigning how, when, and where care is delivered.
Aligning with health systems and hospitals through employment or affiliation arrangements may be a lifeline for some practices, but it in no way ensures practice growth or optimal performance. The good news is you don't have to stand idly by and hope your practice doesn't sink.
The use of PAs and NPs is not new or novel, yet ACPs continue to be untapped resources for improving the delivery of cardiac care.
In the new healthcare environment, health systems and provider groups need to find ways to break down barriers to care – and patient contact centers represent one strategy for doing just that.
We have developed a quantitative and qualitative PCMH Readiness Assessment Methodology that reviews an organization's ability to successfully operate and sustain a PCMH. This tool is designed to leverage existing strengths, address operational weaknesses, and identify resources to invest in key capabilities.
Here are five strategies systems are employing to circumvent the PCP shortage.
In today's consumer-driven and regulation-heavy environment, there are financial, regulatory, and competitive imperatives for health organizations to promote patient engagement through user-friendly patient portal applications. In fact, the utilization of patient portals is a key exercise for satisfying meaningful use (MU) criteria in 2014.
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