Health Data Innovation: ChenMed CEO Briefs President & Top Advisors
Given the complexity of health care reform and the unrivaled success ChenMed has achieved for tens of thousands of Medicare-eligible seniors, President Barack Obama recently met for a second time with ChenMed CEO, Christopher Chen, MD.
The high-level briefing also involved U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Mark Childress, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, and other senior officials.
Florida-Based Medical Practice Creates 38% Fewer Hospital Days For Seniors
Bringing Better Health Care to Seniors:
Innovative model could help US seniors annually avoid 28.4 million days in hospital
MIAMI GARDENS, FL, June 3, 2013 – The nation’s fastest-growing integrated senior primary care medical practice, ChenMed, today announced that the June 2013 issue of Health Affairs includes a report on how its highly effective and scalable model for senior health care improves quality outcomes and results in days in hospital that are 38 percent lower than the national average for seniors.
How one primary care practice innovated to improve outcomes for high-risk Medicare patients
To improve the U.S. healthcare system, it might help to start by optimizing care to the patients who use the lion's share of its resources: seniors with multiple chronic conditions.
Striking the Right Balance for Better Patient Outcomes
A recent article in Health Affairs reports that ChenMed — which serves low-to-moderate income elderly patients primarily through the Medicare Advantage program — is achieving better health outcomes for Medicare-eligible seniors, including those living with five or more major and chronic health conditions. Dozens of Chen and JenCare Neighborhood Medical Centers are helping tens of thousands of seniors live better, longer: