The Importance of Quality Improvement in Advancing Health Care and Controlling Costs
Posted: August 1, 2023 | Category: News
Health care organizations are now combining quality assurance with continuous quality improvement, requiring a commitment to constantly improve operations, processes, and activities toward the ultimate goal of best patient care.
Pediatrician Amy A. Jibilian, MD, Appointed Chief Wellness Officer
Posted: July 7, 2023 | Category: News
Amy A. Jibilian, MD, will take the lead as Chief Wellness Officer for Valley Preferred and LVHN. The last several years have seen a concentrated focus on clinician well-being to try to mitigate burnout and help providers recapture the joy of practicing medicine.
Fixing Physician Burnout Starts with Believing in the Abstract
Posted: July 1, 2023 | Category: News
A core solution to health care burnout is to create an environment where caregivers are professionally fulfilled. This becomes a complex since health systems are increasingly under pressure to operate like businesses with financial and revenue goals.
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.