Live You Can't Do It All: So Don't Try: Optimizing Practice Workflow to Increase Value
If practice integration is one side of the “delivery reform coin” then team-based care is the other. In a nation with an aging population that requires more complex medical care, physicians cannot be everything to all patients. Medical care has become a team sport in which physicians are the team leaders but not the only providers of care. Successful practices will empower non-physician providers and other practice staff to make certain treatment decisions and to perform certain care coordination processes, thereby preserving physicians’ time and expertise for the most complex patients. This approach to medical care will require open lines of communications and clearly defined goals that foster a culture of individual responsibility and team-based accountability. Should you have any questions regarding this activity please contact Jason Scull at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-789-4580.