In value-based care, it takes a village of professionals to ensure patients are well cared for and practices meet benchmarks. Community health workers are emerging as key players in helping to achieve these goals.
The healthcare system can be complex and confusing. Many patients need an advocate—a case manager—who can help them get the care they need.
The emergency department is often a patient’s first thought for acute care. But it often isn’t the best option. Doctors can empower patients to choose better, alternative care settings using the tactics discussed here,