Care Transformation

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Supporting “smart” innovation

New drugs and healthcare technologies are assessed via an evidence-based approach to make sure they add value to our care and are responsive to the needs of UW Medicine clinicians and patients.

Provide “healthy” care as well as “sick” care

“Healthy care” includes the development of an online resource for patients and clinicians to support wellness, collaboration with community-based organizations offering evidence-based health interventions, and the creation of an innovation center that supports research and development of next generation digital health tools.

Improve our use of data to direct care

Expanding data available to clinicians and incorporating patient reported outcomes improves care and gives patients information to guide their decision-making about treatment options.

Fully develop the medical home

A patient-centered medical home provides patients with comprehensive and coordinated primary care. Patients have an active partnership with a primary care physician, who leads a team of professionals dedicated to providing proactive preventive care and chronic care management.

Serve populations as well as patients

In addition to providing care during office visits, clinicians are utilizing technology and other innovative approaches to proactively manage groups of patients by anticipating their medical needs. This approach results in better care, helps to control costs and saves time for the patient.

Provide the most effective, efficient and high value care

Based on scientific evidence, clinical care pathways and protocols are being developed for many medical treatments and procedures. These standardized approaches reduce unwanted variability and make care more predictable for most of the diagnoses people have and procedures they undergo.

Transformation of Care at UW Medicine

Dr. Carlos Pellegrini, UW Medicine’s chief medical officer, explains why transforming care delivery is a priority at UW Medicine.