By Emmy Ganos, Michael Parchman, and Brian Austin Much about the immediate future of health care is uncertain, but one trend is clear—the push to encourage value-based care is ongoing. Many payers and purchasers in the public and private sectors continue to emphasize the importance of pursuing value-based payment agendas, and at the Robert …
There is widespread agreement among policy makers and healthcare providers that patient-centeredness is an imperative moving forward. But how can we operationalize “patient-centered care?”
In a previous issue of our journal, we interviewed Don Berwick, former CMS Administrator (2010-2011). We have chosen to reproduce this interview as it holds important messages for all health care professionals interested in improving health care delivery.
By Dr Shreya Kangovi Patients of low socioeconomic status (SES) have little input into the design of healthcare delivery. The lack of patient engagement in the design process results in models of care that, at best, are not working for the patients at highest risk. At worst, they are perpetuating disparities.
By Dr Hector Rodriguez All too often, attempts to implement new team-based models of care are met with resistance – “our practice is different, so this won’t work here,” or “our patients are more complicated than other practices, so this won’t work here.”