Sharp Rees-Stealy swung into action during the pandemic, ensuring those who might be infected with COVID-19 could be seen and treated safely, and providing a safe environment for routine patient care.
Expanding Telehealth for the COVID-19 World: An Interview with Courtney Stevens, Director of Virtual Care, Henry Ford Health System
Michigan’s Henry Ford Health System has successfully deployed virtual health during the COVID-19 crisis, providing a model for other organizations to maximize their telehealth/telemedicine programs.
Federal Flexibility for Care Delivery Innovation Should Outlast COVID-19 Emergency: The Case for Hospital-at-Home
In March 2020, as epidemiologists were predicting surging cases of COVID-19 illness, a host of regulatory barriers were removed to enable the delivery of care outside acute care hospital settings.
COVID-19 has not only required massive mobilization to reorganize care delivery and take extreme infection control precautions; it has also severely disrupted the financing of medical care.
Disaster preparedness has become an integral part of health systems operations. The infrastructure organized health systems have put in place are serving them well during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Physical distancing is our primary weapon against COVID-19. Seattle’s early experience, and generosity of its public and private institutions to share learnings, is guiding strategies nationwide.
While sheltering in place, virtual care is essential. Practitioners who have gained adoption within their patient population are in a much better position to be in touch with their patients virtually.
Ingredients for Success in Value-based Payment: The Case of Medicare Advantage “Stars” Quality Ratings
A recent study in "Medical Care" suggests that health plans that contract with physicians who are more exposed to the quality measures established under a value arrangement are more likely to succeed.
Council of Accountable Physician Practices Elects Alka Atal-Barrio, M.D., The Everett Clinic, to Board of Directors
The Council of Accountable Physician Practices, a coalition of visionary medical groups and health systems dedicated to advancing multi-specialty medical group physician practices, has added Alka [...]