Our NEJM Catalyst Insights Council survey on palliative care reveals an interesting dichotomy: While the great majority of organizations have a palliative or end-of-life care program, 60% of patients who would benefit from such services don’t receive them.
Addressing the various needs of patients requires care coordination. Within an organization and along the value chain, patient care coordination can bring it all together. How can we help patients through teamwork and collaboration?
Case Study by Marc B. Westle, George R. Burkert & Ronald A. Paulus
How Mission Hospital scaled a virtual sitter pilot and reduced unassisted falls by 44% and fall-related injuries by 40%.
Article by Wayne B. Jonas, Eric Schoomaker, James R. Marzolf & Tracy Gaudet
Until we redesign our health care system to address our patients’ personal determinants of health, we will continue to inadequately address our multiple chronic disease crises.
Article by Christopher R. Dale & R. Guy Hudson
We should modernize our payment mechanisms to reflect the reality of our digitally enabled lives.
Case Study by Meena Kalluri & Janice Richman-Eisenstat
A multidisciplinary collaborative model to address the palliative care needs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis resulted in improved end-of-life care and decreased hospital deaths.
Transforming Specialty Practice in Pursuit of Value-Based Care: Results from an Integrated Cardiology Practice
Article by Xiaoyan Huang, Lesley Jones Larson, Lian Wang, Kateri J. Spinelli & Meredith Rosenthal
Despite significant primary care reform around patient-centered medical home models, specialty care remains fragmented, with poor communication between primary care and specialists. How should specialty practices be reformed to deliver more coordinated, patient-centered care?
Case Study by Alok A. Khorana & Brian J. Bolwell
How Cleveland Clinic initiated a multidisciplinary program to reduce time-to-treatment and accomplish a 33% reduction.
Case Study by Rebecca Rogers, Haley Gardiner, Stephanie Nutt & Amy Young
How the Women’s Health Institute at The University of Texas at Austin designed their clinic to provide comprehensive, team-based, and patient-centered care for women.
Article by Steven Strongwater & Joe Kimura
Primary care must leverage disruptive innovations to ensure that patients receive first-access, comprehensive, coordinated, continuous care that is woven into a seamlessly integrated system.