The weight of managing patients’ total care falls squarely on the shoulders of their primary care physician.
Is the patient seeing their cardiologist? Are they getting timely and appropriate screenings and diagnostics? Is the patient managing their diabetes?
Answering those questions is where Ashley Stevens, senior director, Slidell Memorial Hospital Physicians Network comes in. She and her team manage SMH physicians’ quality contracts, performance improvement and incentives, so that all quality metrics and information are in one place.
“When physicians are able to track patient information, they can better monitor chronic conditions. “Analytically, I see that we’re driving performance, and that is ultimately what’s best for the patient. You’re making providers happy because you’re helping them manage their populations, while helping keep them on track to meet quality measures that lead to a more successful practice in every way.”