Medical group builds EHR to improve care
Recently Modern Healthcare featured an article about the technical innovations in use by the ChenMed family of companies. In the article, Dr. Bob Kocher (a former assistant to President Obama's National Economic Council) had this to say about ChenMed's unique model of care: “They’re doing a ton more analytics than anyone … That means ChenMed doctors are better able to track and take care of their patients.”
AHRQ: Physician-Led Clinics Offer Integrated, Coordinated Care
This article from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality details the benefits offered by ChenMed, a physician-led practice with 36 centers in six states which offers fully integrated care for seniors. AHRQ details how ChenMed's unique model creates: "good blood glucose control among patients with diabetes, low use of inpatient services, 53 percent fewer hospital days than the regional average for seniors, and high patient satisfaction."
"The King's Fund" Highlights ChenMed Care Model
Chris Ham of The King’s Fund, an independent charity working to improve health care in England, recently spotlighted the patient and doctor value proposition of the ChenMed care model with Dr. Craig Tanio, Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Tanio explains how strong doctor-to-patient relationships, small patient panels and reduced barriers to care have improved the overall cost of care while improving outcomes.
The Economist Salutes ChenMed
A must read for more than 1.5 million business and financial leaders in over 200 countries, The Economist recently spotlighted ChenMed in its "The problem-solvers: Hints of how to provide better health care for less money" feature. The report succinctly illustrates why "Medicare patients at ChenMed (Chen and JenCare Neighborhood Medical Centers) spent nearly 40% fewer days in hospital than the national average."