Models of Care: Can They be Copied?

January 28, 2010

Can good models of efficient care be emulated in other hospitals. Much has be touted about the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and others. The lower costs of these models has been documented. See the Dartmouth Health Atlas report on chronic care (see table on page 9).

In a video on Huffington Post Video last month, the interview at the Cleveland Clinic about the successful EMR still questions whether this success can occur elsewhere. Yes, the implementation was expensive and expensive to maintain but the benefits over paper are quantifiable in terms of quality of care and improved outcomes. Maybe the lessons of successful EMRs have paved the way for others.

Finally, Dr. Cosgrove, CEO at the Cleveland Clinic is interviewed by Fox Business News at the Davos World Economic Forum. He again repeats his contention about the need to address obesity and health care costs. Again, a model or approach to care and costs which others can emulate.

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3 Responses to “Models of Care: Can They be Copied?”

  1. Rockon says:

    I also search on net & found some inexpensive EMR services are available.

  2. Steve Parker says:

    This post is very informative I also read the Dartmouth health atlas report. I also search on net & found some inexpensive EMR services are available.

  3. Mattox says:

    The first step in changing care models in any fundamental way is to unlock clinical data from proprietary silos. If you cannot get the appropriate clinical data to the appropriate care teams at the appropriate times, your ability to change operating models will be sharply limited. I expound upon this in a Q&A with Red Hat here:

    http://opensource.com/life/10/1/can-open-source-save-us-health-care

    Matt Mattox
    CTO and VP Product Development
    http://www.axialexchange.com

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