Pa­tient-cen­tered spe­cialty home to-do list

Modern Healthcare - - Q3 | 2014 HEALTHCARE MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS REPO -

De­fine care-team roles, stan­dard­ize ev­i­dence-based prac­tices and free doc­tors from clin­i­cally non-es­sen­tial tasks.

Use clin­i­cal registries and cer­ti­fied elec­tronic health records.

Es­tab­lish pro­cesses to track and co­or­di­nate re­fer­rals.

En­hance pa­tient ac­cess and com­mu­ni­ca­tion with evening/week­end hours and se­cure elec­tronic mes­sag­ing.

Cre­ate care plans and support self-care.

Doc­u­ment care goals de­vel­oped though shared de­ci­sion­mak­ing.

Mea­sure and im­prove per­for­mance.

Dr. John Spran­dio’s prac­tice be­came the first non-pri­mary-care prac­tice rec­og­nized as a pa­tient­cen­tered med­i­cal home. He de­vel­oped this list.

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