Population Health

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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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