To overcome implementation challenges, payers, delivery systems, and clinicians must work together to align each other's incentives, and how they do that will depend on the maturity of their operating environment as well as the organizational capacity of delivery systems, the authors write in "A Model for Delivering Population Health Across the Care Continuum."
The theme of population health and patient-centered care is carried throughout the September issue of AJAC, with articles focused on improving the healthcare experience for both consumers and clinicians.
How well teams function in patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) has a significant impact on patient satisfaction, write
A survey of general internists from three hospitals pinpointed the 10 most frequent factors that contribute to patient complexity, according to a report by
In a web exclusive article, senior author
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