Are providers open to using solutions from health plans? 200+ clinicians weigh in

Jackie Drees - Print  | 

Clinicians such as nurses and physician assistants appear more likely than physicians to want to use chronic-care management services developed by health plans, according to The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions' recent survey.

Deloitte collected feedback from 125 physicians and 120 nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and practice administrators from 300 U.S. ambulatory primary care and specialty care practices for its survey.

Here's how physicians and nonphysicians responded when asked if they would consider the following chronic-care services developed by health plans "valuable":

1. Alerts to your care team and the patient's caregiver — through EHR or text app — when your patient is not refilling medication: 26 percent of physicians, 45 percent of nonphysicians

2. Alerts to your care team and the patient's caregiver — through EHR or text app — when your patient is due for a checkup: 26 percent of physicians, 37 percent of nonphysicians

3. Transportation services for patients to help them get to medical appointments: 38 percent of physicians, 49 percent of nonphysicians

4. Patient data from remote monitoring devices with clinically relevant data interpretation and recommended action steps: 21 percent of physicians, 38 percent of nonphysicians

5. Live, personal reminders to patients about taking their medication, such as by phone or video: 22 percent of physicians, 41 percent of nonphysicians

To read the Deloitte report, click here.

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