Two critical success factors have emerged: aligning primary care providers with other components of the health care system and helping primary care practices evolve from a role of caregiver to care coordinator.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 18, 2012
Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc., has released a new white paper to help health care executives plan and execute bold and innovative change in their primary care strategy. Now that the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act has been upheld, much of the change ahead for health care providers will focus on reorienting health care delivery toward primary care.
Authored by Craig Holm, Jennifer Etkin, George Karageorgiou, Elisabeth Meinert, and Katherine Cwiek of Health Strategies & Solutions, the publication presents highlights of a primary care research initiative that included interviews with industry thought leaders and leading hospitals and systems. The research identified six imperatives providers must consider when planning and developing primary care strategy and infrastructure for the communities they serve. The imperatives are:
1. Managing risk payments
2. Achieving performance improvement and financial viability for employed primary care physicians
3. Determining primary care network size, mix, and geographic distribution
4. Implementing primary care recruitment and retention strategies in highly competitive markets
5. Reorganizing primary care delivery models to manage care
6. Selecting primary care physician-hospital alignment models and approaches
According to Craig Holm, FACHE, senior vice president, Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc., “Our research on the challenges facing providers as they try to adapt and change their primary care strategy for successful positioning under health care reform shows that two critical success factors have emerged: aligning primary care providers with other components of the health care system and helping primary care practices evolve from a role of caregiver to care coordinator.”
A PDF of Health Strategies & Solutions’ white paper can be downloaded at http://www.hss-inc.com/primary-care-white-paper, or contact Kelly Raible at kraible(at)hss-inc(dot)com for additional copies.
About Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc.
Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc., is a leading national health care strategy firm that provides strategy services to health care providers and serves as a trusted advisor to academic medical centers, health systems, community hospitals, physician practices, and specialty organizations. Additional information on the firm is available online at http://www.hss-inc.com.