Clinica also offers team-based patient care in a group visit setting. In this model, patients may choose to receive their care in a group setting for well child care, prenatal care or chronic disease care. The group visits offer providers an opportunity to facilitate the meetings and provide more extensive health education to their patients. Data show that our patients who choose group care both enjoy these visits and improve more quickly than in the traditional, one-on-one care model.
We are dedicated to improving the health of our patients by providing quality physical and mental health care. To assure that we are doing just that, we extensively measure the health outcomes of our patients. After surveying our patient population, we found six health areas associated with high cost, high frequency and high likelihood of a poor outcome. We focus our efforts in these areas, creating clinical collaboratives, finding the best evidence-based practices for these patients and developing detailed registries to track health outcomes. The six collaboratives on which we are currently focused are: smoking cessation in pregnant women, depression, immunization, asthma, chronic pain and diabetes.
Because of the patient population we serve, which includes a large percentage of chronic care patients and uninsured people, the providers at Clinica have an opportunity to work at the top of their scope of practice. They have the opportunity - if desired - to perform a wide variety of procedures in-house and to treat conditions that might be referred to a specialist in a private-practice setting. Providers are also exposed to creative and resourceful ways to manage patient care. – less–ZoomInfo