Category: Value-Based Care

Post-COVID Health Problems Aren’t Going Away. An Infectious Disease Physician Gives Her Take on What’s Next.

As the pandemic continues, we turned to Dr. Deborah Gold for perspective on what might come next for those who recover from the virus but still face lingering effects. The former hospital epidemiologist and chief of Infectious Diseases at Kaiser San Francisco outlined just how challenging the task of caring for these patients might be. You’re an infectious disease expert. What might the so-called long-haulers,...Read More >

What You Need to Know About Patient Communication Platforms for Clinicians

Platforms for Clinicians: How to Find One That Best Fits Your Needs As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to restrict our face-to-face interactions, patients and providers are embracing virtual communication—often, getting to know each other even better than before. That can happen when you communicate with your patients every day, getting alerted to their every struggle, uncertainty, and adverse reaction in real-time. Software has already enabled...Read More >

Any Alternative is Better: Why We Should Embrace Value-Based Purchasing.

I’m a Brit by birth so I’ll confess: the American healthcare system is a bit of a head scratcher for me, especially when I compare it to the well-loved, well-trusted NHS in the UK. But now we’re seeing the slow but hopeful emergence of alternatives in the U.S. and the best one on deck so far is value-based purchasing (e.g., pay for performance). This is...Read More >

How to Implement a Value-Based Care Model

As a care provider, you are probably well aware that healthcare has shifted its focus from a fee-for-service structure to a value-based care model. Healthcare professionals agree that providing value-based care is not only optimal for the patient experience, but it also improves an organization’s reputation and reduces overall spending. For these reasons, we imagine you’ve had a conversation or two about implementing value-based care,...Read More >