You can’t spell value-based care without clinicians

Andrea Sorensen, Vice President of Product Consulting

In advance of her panel participation at the 2023 RISE Qualipalooza, we sat down with Vice President of Product Consulting at MedeAnalytics, Andrea Sorensen, to discuss the primary panel topic: how to incorporate providers into quality improvement efforts and value-based care initiatives. In this post, Andrea discusses why clinicians are critical to advancing value-based care.  

To get more advice and insights on this timely topic, join Andrea and other panelists at RISE for their session, Incorporating Providers into your Quality Outcomes, on Thursday, June 22 at 1:20 p.m. Until then, read on!

Why are clinicians critical to advancing value-based care?

  1. Clinical expertise: Clinicians possess extensive medical knowledge and expertise, which is vital for delivering effective and efficient care. Their understanding of diseases, treatment options and evidence-based practices enables them to make informed decisions that optimize patient outcomes while considering cost-effectiveness.
  2. Patient-centered care: Value-based care emphasizes patient-centeredness, aiming to improve patient experiences and satisfaction. As they are on the front line of patient care, clinicians are in a unique position to understand patients’ needs, preferences and values. They can actively engage patients in shared decision-making, tailoring treatment plans to individual circumstances and goals.
  3. Care coordination: Value-based care promotes care coordination and collaboration among healthcare providers. Clinicians serve as the primary coordinators, ensuring that patients receive comprehensive and seamless care across various healthcare settings and specialties. They communicate with other clinicians, specialists and allied healthcare professionals, facilitating a team-based approach that improves care quality and reduces unnecessary services.
  4. Quality measurement and improvement: Clinicians are instrumental in assessing and improving care quality. They play a key role in implementing quality measures, clinical guidelines, and evidence-based practices. By monitoring outcomes, identifying variations in care, and implementing performance improvement initiatives, clinicians contribute to enhancing the value of healthcare delivery.
  5. Patient education and empowerment: Effective patient education is essential for value-based care. Clinicians are well-positioned to educate patients about their conditions, treatment options and self-management strategies. By promoting health literacy and empowering patients to actively participate in their care, clinicians contribute to better patient engagement, adherence to treatment plans, and improved health outcomes.

Catch Andrea and fellow industry experts speaking on this topic for a panel discussion at the 2023 RISE Qualipalooza! Get details, a panel invite, and more resources on our event hub.

Editorial Team

MedeAnalytics is a leader in healthcare analytics, providing innovative solutions that enable measurable impact for healthcare payers and providers. With the most advanced data orchestration in healthcare, payers and providers count on us to deliver actionable insights that improve financial, operational, and clinical outcomes. To date, we’ve helped uncover millions of dollars in savings annually.

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