Why physician engagement is the key to better health care and how to improve it
Posted: June 1, 2023 | Category: News
Patients can tell immediately whether their doctor is listening and if they truly care. For health care leaders and hospitals, focusing on engagement is a matter of quality and also profitability. Caring physicians are much more productive than those less involved.
Expanding Care Beyond the Physician
Posted: May 11, 2023 | Category: News
Care coordination improves communication between all providers involved with a patient’s care. The “team” typically includes physicians, Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs), social workers, nurse case managers, and pharmacists.
The science-based benefits of mindfulness
Posted: May 1, 2023 | Category: News
Awareness of “mindfulness” and increasing acceptance are bolstered by a growing body of scientific evidence that is giving mindfulness new credibility and broader practical applications for wellness and adjunctive treatment.
Mental Illness: The New Dimension in Primary Care
Posted: April 1, 2023 | Category: News
The primary care physician is often the starting point for patients with mental health concerns. 20 percent of all visits include at least one mental health indicator: depression screening, counseling, a mental health diagnosis, psychotherapy, or provision of a psychotropic drug.
The importance of telling a story
Posted: March 1, 2023 | Category: News
In this time of EMRs and value-based health care, we are required to as accurately and as specifically as we can, record the severity of illness and medical conditions for which we are treating our patients. Here are four key guidelines tell the full story.
Care Coordination: Enabling Population Health
Posted: February 1, 2023 | Category: News
Care coordination enables information sharing among the providers involved with a patient’s care. Each member identifies the patient’s needs and preferences and communicate them at the right time to the right people, providing safe, appropriate, and effective care to the patient.
Connecting with Primary Care: Let’s Switch the Emphasis to Prevention
Posted: December 30, 2022 | Category: News
Primary care is the sense of personal connection backed by a technology-driven medical practice, creating more evolved, compassionate, holistic patient care. People value a sense of humanity, and physicians try to rediscover the joy of practicing medicine in the midst of increasing administrative and technological responsibilities.
Valley Preferred appoints Director, Finance and Operations
Posted: October 28, 2022 | Category: News
Tracy Hujsa has been appointed to Director, Finance and Operations. Formerly Finance Manager, Hujsa has been working with LVHN for over 36 years, 20 of those with Valley Preferred. In her new role she is responsible for long-range financial planning and oversight of financial management for Valley Preferred and for Populytics.
Data: The gateway to improving health care quality and value
Posted: June 13, 2022 | Category: News
Sophisticated health care data analytics may also incorporate claims data, which when combined with EMR data, is capable of producing a 360-degree view of the patient’s health, including medical history that the caregiver may not have already had.
Valley Preferred’s Website Wins Gold Award in National Digital Marketing Competition
Posted: March 7, 2022 | Category: News
Valley Preferred received a “Gold” recognition in the 2nd Annual Healthcare Digital Marketing (HDM) Awards competition. The award, won in the Institutional Website-Update category, celebrates the organization’s newly redesigned, restructured website.