COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the biggest names in healthcare, David Feinberg, M.D., MBA, and Glenn D. Steele Jr., M.D., PhD, share a tell-all inside look at Geisinger's pioneering approach to care redesign and management, ProvenCare: How to Deliver Value-Based Healthcare the Geisinger Way. Access, quality and cost have been the fundamental challenges of healthcare for decades. Under their leadership, innovations in healthcare manifested at Geisinger and exported through xG Health Solutions, have proven to yield the success many yearn for. That way, the Geisinger way of how to deliver value-based healthcare, is ProvenCare. Using tangible learnings, vivid stories, and transformational themes, Dr. Feinberg and Dr. Steele have created a guide to demonstrate the behavioral change necessary to reduce costs and improve care.
"At Geisinger, we defined innovation as fundamentally changing how we care for patients," said Glenn D. Steele Jr., M.D., PhD, Chairman of xG Health Solutions, former Geisinger president and CEO, and co-author of ProvenCare. "Our innovation efforts began with a focus on creating an active interaction between the patient and the provider to achieve better outcomes, without driving up costs. We achieved this through our early adoption of an electronic health record, and initiatives such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®; and now, through xG, these proven, value-based solutions have been scaled and generalized for providers, insurers, employers, and are available in leading EMR's."
Throughout each chapter, the authors chronical Geisinger's journey and give their key learnings providing a road map for those facing similar obstacles. ProvenCare delivers detailed insight on how to tackle the fundamental challenges of healthcare, especially during the current massive transformation in the industry.
"Our focus has never been on merely saving money, but to elevate the patient experience and provide better quality of care," said David Feinberg, M.D., MBA, president and CEO of Geisinger and co-author of ProvenCare. "As we move forward, Geisinger is implementing new innovations to keep our communities healthy with education, better access to healthier foods, and with cutting-edge research in population health efforts and preventive care, such as our MyCode genomics initiative."
The transformations described as critical by Dr. Feinberg and Dr. Steele include the importance of creating a truly integrated healthcare system, Geisinger's model for the payer/provider structure, the concept of leadership to combine multiple disciplines, and how to ensure innovation creates value and distributes the benefits to the patients, to the provider, and back to the purchaser.
"Despite policy reforms, shifts in economic pressures, and the splitting junctions between payers, providers, and patients, the fundamentals of delivering high-quality care at lower costs have not changed. Unlocking value by changing how healthcare is provided and consumed is the only serious way to improve access and quality while lowering cost," said Dr. Steele.
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