Dr. David Au Talks About Integrated Approaches to Systems of Care
David Au, MD, Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, says that hospital systems represent only one aspect of care delivery for patients who have been hospitalized. Systems of care can focus on the hospital experience, discharge processes, outpatient transitions, and more to improve readmission rates. Dr Au also addresses the role of the policy maker in hospital readmissions. He says that the policy maker should drive behavior that encourages healthy behavior in the home environment and an integrated approach to healthcare.
This video was taken on May 19, 2013, at the ATS 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association outlines what both CMS and the Pioneer ACOs have learned in the early years of the program, such as the importance of engaging primary care physicians, not growing too quickly, and the need to find better ways to count which patients are in the ACO.
During this segment, experts discuss projects intended to integrate data from oncology trials and describe how these projects will influence the future of drug development and patient care in oncology.
The Institute of Medicine announced yesterday that A. Mark Fendrick, MD, co-editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Managed Care and a national leader in efforts to reform healthcare reimbursement strategies, is among 70 new members elected to the prestigious body.