Mr. Steven Blumberg, Corporate Vice President of Value Based Care Medicine with Baptist Health South Florida, says there are assumptions about access to health care with varying levels of income and folks who are insured vs. uninsured.
“It’s easy to build resources around patients who have coverage but because we are a community asset and a nonprofit system; we try to build out ecosystems around delivery of care at all levels of health coverage in the community. It’s a uniquely American problem, because we have different kinds of coverage available to folks and depending on the conditions people show up with, we are dependent,” he says. Companies that invest in their workers have more satisfied workers and have better productivity and lower absenteeism, says Mr. Steven Blumberg, Corporate Vice President of Value Based Care Medicine with Baptist Health South Florida.
If companies understand the greatest needs of the members of their workforce, they can deploy the correct sources in order to maintain the organization.
Care coaches and care managers are developed and deployed at Baptist Care to help patients who need them. Eating more natural foods, trying a good night sleep, exercising and not having a high stress lifestyle are the recommendations of Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, Chief Population Health Officer with Baptist Health South Florida, to have a better quality of life.
He also advises doing things as naturally as possible. Home medical visits are a good way to help any patient and reduce their hospital visits, according to Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, Chief Population Health Officer with Baptist Health South Florida.
The specialist also explains the spectrum of care of a patient is called care management and adds that’s a program based on patients’ needs and has a coordinating team, or even a coordinator, who’s responsible for that person. Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, Chief Population Health Officer with Baptist Health South Florida, explains population health is a growing and important aspect of health care.
The population’s health strategy is being responsible, in some way, for the total health of the patient and the patient’s population, he says.