Dr. Clive Fields spoke with Medical Economics about the role of primary care providers in coordinating optimal patient care. Both employers and payers are recognizing that the most important way to drive economic and clinical value in healthcare is a long-term relationship with a primary care doctor. But, “When patients are touching multiple providers with poor care coordination, you get a less than optimal result,” Fields adds.
Whatever approach a practice takes to coordinating care, Fields says, “Physicians can no longer sit around and wait to be sure that patients are getting the best care. We’ve got to deliver a more data driven, proactive from of primary care.”
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