An interesting article in Medical Economics may have caught your eye recently. It's titled, "Is the DPC movement at risk of failing? Direct primary care pioneers Qliance and Turntable have closed.
While many primary care providers have shifted to some type of alternative care delivery model (such as direct primary care, cash-only, or concierge medicine), these models continue to evolve and a big question lingers: are these models sustainable?
Another question in the background is: what types of health outcomes do direct primary care (DPC) models provide?
While direct primary care and concierge care have similarities (and some may use these terms interchangeably), they are not exactly the same.
Patients who have the means to pay for either direct primary care or concierge care may achieve higher patient satisfaction and experience scores. They may have easier access to their providers (after all, they are paying for it). And for the primary care providers who shift to a DPC model, many of them experience greater work-life balance and career satisfaction. After all, a typical patient panel under the DPC model may only include several hundred patients.
While the Internet debates the future of the DPC model, it will also be interesting to see how other alternative practice models will blend and leverage telehealth/telemedicine, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and more effective patient engagement strategies designed around wellness and prevention.
Don't miss this HIMSS webinar titled, "A Physician's Story: A Clinician’s Career Transition from Bedside to Boardroom.
Date: June 26, 2017
Dr. Carol Steltenkamp
Chief Medical Information Officer
University of Kentucky HealthCare
Dr. Geeta Nayyar
Chief Healthcare & Innovation Officer
Femwell Group Health, Inc.
Dr. Milisa K Rizer
Chief Medical Information Officer
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Women in Health IT share stories of how they changed their career path, expanded their skillset to make an impact, and transformed what it means to be a physician across the healthcare continuum. As leaders in the field, these women share their unique perspectives on healthcare policy, clinical experience, transitioning to executive work, and taking advantage of new learning opportunities.
· Understand what inspired these physicians to make a change in their career path
· Determine your potential impact outside the clinical setting
· Explore the balance between patient care, medicine science, and the healthcare administration
The Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) is holding its 2017 Physician Computer Connection Symposium
in Ojai, California this June 20-23.
Meet other Physicians, CMOs, CMIOs, CIOs, Healthcare Executives, Nurses, Clinicians, Vendors and Consultants.
Learn about the latest issues and advances in the direct physician use of healthcare information systems and technology.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming biotech/pharma career fairs:Genetown Talent Connect
Boston Marriott Cambridge
Monday, April 10, 2017
4pm to 7pmBiotech Bay Talent Connect
South San Francisco Conference Center
Monday, April 24, 2017
4pm to 7pmBIO Talent Connect presented by BioSpace
San Diego Convention Center
Thursday, June 22, 2017
2:00pm to 6:30pm
Join hundreds of other physician leaders at the American Association for Physician Leadership 2017 Spring Institute and Annual Meeting
in New York. April 19-23 at the Sheraton Times Square. Join like-minded physician leaders in focused, high intensity learning and discussion. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re an experienced high-level manager or just starting your medical leadership career.