Access can be defined as providing a patient with the right care in the right setting at the right time. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Vizient have published a new report, Learning and Leading in Access to Care: An Overview of Member Collaboratives from the AAMC and Vizient, which examines several national efforts focused on improving access to care in the clinical setting.
Designed for leaders and staff in health systems and outpatient clinics, the report presents lessons learned from six initiatives led by the AAMC and Vizient designed to improve access to patient care.
Common strategies that emerged as key elements of this work include:
- Keeping the focus on the patient
- Actively engaging providers and creating collaborative, multidisciplinary teams
- Implementing standards and systems for providing quality, efficient, and cost-effective care
- Prioritizing data to focus attention and track progress
- Leveraging technology to adopt innovative solutions in a changing health care landscape.
For more information and to download the publication, click here.