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Primary Care

Primary care doctors and other primary care providers are the front line of health care delivery, where opportunities to enhance patient health are greatest. How can we make the most of comprehensive primary care to drive value?

Framework for Comprehensive Community Wellness

Leadership

A Vision for Upending the Siloed Status Quo

A five-point plan unveils ways that leaders of health care and public health organizations can take action to enhance community wellness.

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Care Redesign

Designing Hospitals That Heal as Well as Treat

Hospitals must provide wholesome food, sound sleeping conditions, and human connection to promote healing and wellness.

Opioid Prescriptions Strength Conversion Table

Care Redesign

Tackling the Opioid Crisis with Clear Prescription Guidelines, Accurate Monitoring, and Provider Education

How a large physician organization reduced the amount of opioids prescribed per patient while increasing referrals for pain management consultation.

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New Marketplace

Opportunities for Risk-Taking Primary Care Providers

Embracing two-sided risk while adopting workflow redesign and reviewing benchmarks is leading to improved clinical and financial outcomes.

Why We Became Doctors—and How That Changed to Mental Health Care - Panel Clip Still

Care Redesign

Why We Became Doctors—and How That Changed

These specialists in mental health care collaboration, addiction, and chronic pain didn’t start out that way. But they saw huge gaps in care for patients who needed these services and decided to do something about it.

SLUCare General Internal Medicine Interactive Voice Response - Patient Access

Care Redesign

Creating a Holistic Approach to Patient Access

To get beyond simplistic measures such as increased patient appointments or decreased lag days, operations administrators and physician champions must develop effective partnerships.

Responding to Opioids Epidemic - chronic pain, opioids epidemic data

Care Redesign

The Physicians’ Quandary with Opioids: Pain versus Addiction

The national addiction crisis has led to a crackdown on physician prescribing abilities for opioids. Frontline physicians and clinical leaders are torn between wanting to prevent addiction and wanting to treat chronic pain.

What If We Treated Mental Health Like Cancer Talk Still Jürgen Unützer

Care Redesign

What If We Treated Mental Health Like Cancer?

How would we react if only 1 out of 10 people with cancer saw a doctor trained in that specialty? That’s where we are in mental health care — but collaborative primary care models have the power to change that.

Academic Innovations Collaborative Colorectal Cancer Driver Diagram - Leading Transformational Change in Primary Care Delivery

Care Redesign

Five Keys to Leading Transformational Change in Primary Care

Lessons learned from a Harvard Medical School intervention to strengthen primary care delivery that emphasized teamwork, reflection, and leadership engagement.

Primary Care ACO Models - Way of the Future? Panel Clip Still

New Marketplace

Primary Care ACO Models: Way of the Future?

Evidence shows that primary care–led, risk-bearing, ACO-like practices and independent physician group models generate more savings.

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