Nurse-led Care: The Key to Population Health Success
Physicians are overburdened with demands to see an increasing number of patients in a shorter amount of time, while complying with regulations and guidance that have required them to become experts in finance, billing, coding, data analytics and operational management. The demands on physicians to take on more than health care delivery has led to burnout across all specialties and settings. Our answer is putting nurses in charge of population health.
At Caravan Health, we recognize the demands placed on physicians and understand that effective health care delivery can be achieved with nurse-led, population health-based care.
To help combat physician burnout, Caravan’s ACO model emphasizes a wholistic team-based care approach, encouraging nurses to work at the highest levels of their training. Nurse-led care removes unnecessary burdens from physicians and integrates a workflow that requires a coordination of care throughout a team.
Caravan Health’s results have shown that physicians become engaged when ACOs succeed, and disengage when they fail, leading to burnout.