With healthcare reform taking centerstage in Washington in the weeks and months ahead, we wanted to share this section of clips in the IBM Global Business Services Video Studio, which debuted with the launch of IBM's new consulting organization, Business Analytics & Optimization.
Jack Mason, Strategic Programs & Social Media
IBM Global Business Services
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Jack Mason, IBM Global Business Services
Strategic Programs & Social Media
The Patient Centered Medical Home: Blogger Briefing on new white paper from IBM's Institute of Business Value, and IBM Healthcare & Life Sciences.
"The problems with our healthcare system are well known and well documented and endlessly debated. What's not so apparent is that many of them arise because our healthcare system isn't, in fact, a system."
Adam Christensen's post on the Building a Smarter Planet blog picks up on how of all aspects of smarter planet, healthcare is understandably one that is both deeply personal, as well as a societal front that we all have a vested interest in.
The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative is a coalition of major employers, consumer groups, patient quality organizations, health plans, labor unions, hospitals, physicians and many others who have joined together to develop and advance the patient centered medical home. (via Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative )
Remember your family doctor? The person who knew your whole history? Who would see you outside of office hours and on weekends? IBM and healthcare advocates want to bring the family doctor back... in the form of a new model for primary care: the Medical Home. And in this new world, he or she will even make house calls—albeit virtually.
"It started about three years ago," remembers Dr. Paul Grundy, IBM's director of healthcare transformation. "We were talking about all the things that large employers in the U.S. like IBM had done to reduce costs and improve quality and we realized we were failing to address a fundamental issue: primary care."
Shortly afterwards, he helped found the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), a coalition of large employers, consumer organizations and medical providers. They developed a healthcare model based on the premise that more holistic primary care could save money by reducing the incidence of major health problems later in life.
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