Expanding physician capacity through connected teams and technologies
Hundreds of primary care physicians (PCPs) comprise our network of independent providers—the largest of its kind in the Southwest. And I bet 100% of them believe that, as a profession, PCPs lack access to the data, technologies and teams needed to maximize their impact on patient health. As a result, too many PCPs overextend themselves to the point of burnout, trying to compensate for traditional delivery models that leave them vastly under-resourced.
With the U.S. underinvesting in ambulatory care, patients avoiding preventive visits and PCPs still overburdened, new IT and staffing strategies are needed. But one expert says fee-for-service payments are standing in the way.
Jeff Bullard, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Product Strategy Officer for Catalyst Health Group, primary care providers, discusses the importance of integrating pharmacists into care coordination teams and how a team-based approach can help improve medication adherence and overall patient health.