With team-based care, data analytics, and an alternative financing model, advanced primary care is creating the path to preventive health that treats the whole patient.
Primary care has the potential to transform the healthcare industry by improving patient outcomes and reducing overall spend on healthcare services. Study after study shows that value-based care, population health management, chronic disease treatment, and other value-adding activities hinge on the delivery of comprehensive, coordinated primary care.
Yet, fewer patients than ever before have an established primary care provider, according to a study conducted by a group of researchers from Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
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Source: Health IT Analytics