Increasing health care value through conversation
The LVPHO, Choosing Wisely®, and Ask-Five Videos
What is the LVPHO?
The mission of the Lehigh Valley Physician Hospital Organization (LVPHO), led by physicians, is providing optimum care for patients at an affordable cost. The LVPHO is a preferred provider organization with 1,300+ physician members, one of the largest in Pennsylvania, and is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network. Acting in accordance with insights gained from health care analytics through LVHN subsidiary Populytics, Inc., the LVPHO encompasses evidence-based practices and insurer-provider collaboration into its high-value health care model.
The LVPHO and Choosing Wisely®
Visits to the doctor always go more smoothly when physicians and patients have a good relationship. The national Choosing Wisely® program promotes conversations between patients and its providers, and aims at reducing wasteful spending, which has reached 1 in 3 health care dollars according to Consumer Reports. The LVPHO is an enthusiastic Choosing Wisely partner and is committed to its guidelines: care that is supported by evidence, not duplicative of what’s already been done, free from harm, and truly necessary.
Ask-Five Video Series
We’ve made it easy to learn more about Choosing Wisely and how it can help patients. The Ask-Five video series spotlights five commonly asked questions on topics of interest to patients with answers that align with Choosing Wisely principles. The first five questions, each with an accompanying video, are available now. Look for more Ask-Five topics coming soon!
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