WHOLE PERSON CARE
We’re working on creating systems that reward us for keeping people healthy, rather than how many services we deliver. By making sure that providers and payers are working toward the same goals, we can make care more efficient, effective and affordable.
VALUE-BASED CARE IMPROVES OUTCOMES FOR OUR PATIENTS.
In addition, we reduce the costs of care by avoiding duplicative services and using tools like care management and care coordinators to help people manage more serious health issues.
OUR CARE MODEL NEEDS TO ENGAGE PEOPLE IN IMPROVING THEIR HEALTH.
80 percent of health happens outside our walls. If we are going to be responsible for keeping populations of people healthy, we need to explore new ways of outreach and partnerships that support healthier lifestyles, interventions and health education.
INCREASING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO BECOME MEMBERS IN OUR VALUE-BASED CARE PROGRAMS IS KEY.
The more members, the more we can spread risk while improving outcomes and the health of our communities.
But we can’t do it alone. Here’s how we’re making it possible.
Whole Person Care already happens in many areas of our organization and in the individual interactions between our staff and the patients and families they care for every day. These toolkit activities are aimed at helping people recognize and celebrate Whole Person Care so that we can work together to deliver it more consistently to all the patients we serve.
Read the story Making outcomes matter.
Pick a minimum of one discussion question to serve as a conversation starter with the group.
For more activities, check out another toolkit in the series.
If you had total freedom to provide care based on no other reason than what’s best for the patient, what would that look like?
What are other aspects of health and wellness that we could tap into? (Social services, environmental, etc.) What does this look like at a local or department level?
Imagine yourself as a patient. What services or offerings could Allina Health provide to help you be healthy?