How Payers and HIT Analytics Can Help Primary Care Physicians Improve Care Quality

LISTEN NOW Primary care physicians (PCPs) are in the best position to coordinate patient care, because they understand their patients’ unique needs. But knowing which specialists can deliver the most effective care when a referral is required can challenge even the most experienced PCP. That’s because PCPs rarely have insight into the costs and quality of care delivered by other providers. Lacking this evidence, they have no alternative but to base referrals on personal experience, professional recommendations, doctor ratings, and patient requests. This is changing, however, thanks to a new approach called “episode intelligence.” Using HIT analytics, episodes of care

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