Population Health

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Office Manager Insights: How Collaboration Can Lead to Practice Wins For All

“There are days when I feel like I’m Dr. Behram’s right arm,” says Randi Mandell, Practice Administrator at Congressional OB GYN in Rockville, Maryland. A typical work day may include meeting with providers, evaluating workflow and finances, or filling in at the front desk, though Randi will be the first to tell you, “I wear … Continue reading

Tips for Scripts: Prescription Assistance Resources You Can Pass on to Your Patients

As the Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Services, I promote clinically appropriate, evidenced-based therapies for prescribing quality medication use and cost savings to Privia Medical Group Physicians. It’s just one of the many ways that Privia removes burdens from our physicians so they can focus on providing quality care to their patients.    Medication adherence is … Continue reading

Embrace the Quadruple Aim, improve the work lives of your providers and staff

As the Chief Medical Officer of Privia, a 1600-provider medical group, I’m always striving to combat burnout by staying abreast of the tools, knowledge, and resources physicians need to help improve efficiency, deliver feedback and reduce administrative burdens. You may have heard of the Triple Aim, a concept developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. … Continue reading

This Is Why You Should Care About the Wealth of Your Patients

According to a 2013 report, male residents of Fairfax County, Virginia have a life expectancy of 82 years. By comparison, male residents of McDowell County, a mere 6 hours away, live an average of just 64 years. Same state; vastly different life expectancies. What accounts for the 18-year discrepancy? Wealth has a lot to do … Continue reading

Why Patients Should be the Center of the Healthcare Universe

My Story Three years ago, I suffered a debilitating core injury while playing hockey. Barely able to walk, I made my way to the local urgent care center for an evaluation. Diagnosed with a severe muscle strain, I was quickly prescribed physical therapy and sent on my way, with orders to follow-up with my PCP … Continue reading

Does Your Practice’s Website Need an Upgrade? Top tips for creating a mobile-friendly provider website

Privia Medical Group recently launched our new website, PriviaMedicalGroup.com, with a streamlined look and feel to make it easily navigable for our 4 million patients. Patients want convenience and ease of use when they seek to find a doctor, book an appointment, have their questions answered, and manage their care, so Privia’s digital team kept … Continue reading

Why physician-led organizations work

I’ve had many opportunities to address physicians across the spectrum of healthcare settings, from those who run private practices, to those who work in large and small groups, to those who are hospital affiliated and employed. I often ask them the question “who controls the practice of medicine?” The answers I receive vary: government, insurance … Continue reading

Diverting High-Cost Frequent Flyers: Population Health Tactics to Manage High Utilizers

Normally, the word “diversion” conjures images of sleep-deprived arrivals at regional airports; an experience to be avoided at all costs. In medicine, however, diversions — from emergency departments, inpatient settings, specialist visits, and urgent care clinics — are to be embraced for their cost-mitigation attributes. A quick Google search returns hundreds of pieces written over … Continue reading

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