There’s a prevailing opinion among providers that time is equal to care; the more time a provider gives a patient, the greater the level of care or genuine compassion he or she has. That’s just not true. The quality of care we provide to our panel is what determines success—not the amount of time [...]Read More
It’s impossible to ignore how much power time exerts over our lives. Our human existence is organized and controlled by the passing of time and how much we devote to each aspect, whether it’s study, work, sleep, play or relationships.Read More
Primary care is struggling to keep up with the needs of consumers. Here are three ways for providers to change the way they think about care delivery in 2017.Read More
A strong provider/patient relationship improves care effectiveness, but there’s a big difference between professional and personal friendship. And it’s crucial to get it right.Read More
While the direction of U.S. healthcare reform continues to include an air of uncertainty, one thing we can be sure of is that internationally, new ideas related to primary care medicine in general and the patient-centered medical home in particular, are coming soon. And a good part of that prediction is based on the fact that Dr. Paul Grundy was recently designated as one of the 12 original ambassadors for Healthcare DENMARK, a gateway for international stakeholders to experience the Danish healthcare system and its innovative healthcare solutions.Read More
Through the eyes of an individual physician, watching the major organizations representing primary care bring together their collective resources and energies is a gratifying and empowering experience. From the perspective of primary care practices across America and our field of medicine in general, it’s a unique opportunity to develop improved strategies and communications for the future.
Toward that objective we received some promising news late last month from Family Medicine for America’s Health, a coalition of primary care organizations (see the list below) that shares a basic vision of the role primary care medicine should play in heath care reform, regardless of the form it may ultimately take.Read More
Although the concept and basic principles of the medical home were introduced as far back as 1967 by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the current delivery system innovation represented by the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is of more recent vintage. And while this model of team-based, coordinated care has many advocates, no one has served as more of a singular champion for the PCMH than Paul Grundy, MD.
As IBM’s Global Director of Healthcare Transformation and the president of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, Dr. Grundy has spent much of the past decade working with an international network of thought leaders, industry experts and medical practitioners.Read More
Recently I had the honor of appearing on CBN TV and the 700 Club with healthcare reporter Caitlin Burke in her segment Your Doctor Could Be a Total Stranger Soon. Among the many topics we discussed was the challenge of EMR’s, and how physicians list the electronic medical record as one of the key culprits to the accelerating primary care crisis. She’s right. We all know the EMR is essential, but if you do not use it right, it can be a sharp two-edged sword that can destroy your practice.Read More
The debacle over the Affordable Care Act has been on-going for quite some time now. It is without fail that it makes headlines day after day. The most recent fiasco concerns HealthCare.gov, a place where those without employer-provided insurance can shop for health plans. Due to innumerable glitches, the Obama administration has granted a six [...]Read More
What mainstream business or product has stayed exactly the same since its creation? Times change, people change, our needs as a culture change. Change is undoubtedly hard, especially for the field of medicine which has changed very little over the past several decades. There is a dire need for disruptive innovation in primary care as [...]Read More