Pressure on independent physicians to merge with big hospital systems is also dangerous for society and the economy.
Earlier this month, Texas Health Resources — a gigantic North Texas hospital and health care system — posted an innocuous-sounding item on its blog: quoting a spine surgeon, it urged people who’ve met their health care deductible this year “to consider getting the care that you may have delayed.”
We proudly announced Dr. Jeffrey Bullard as the new Chief Medical Officer for the Catalyst Health Network, one of Texas’ fastest-growing physicians’ networks. Catalyst is powered by the innovations we’re creating at StratiFi Health
Value-based care is supposed to describe real innovations that maintain or improve the health of people and populations while containing costs, or even reducing them. And it’s supposed to do that by focusing on people — their health, lives and priorities — in ways that keep them from getting sick or help them get well as fast as possible.
StratiFi Health just picked up a couple of accreditations from URAC, one of the most prestigious health care accrediting bodies in the nation. It’s a very big deal for us — we couldn’t be more proud.