How does the health care industry begin to address key factors like housing, economic status, health literacy, and even air quality that prevent some of us from being our healthiest selves? GuideWell’s Prakash Patel, M.D., knows that one’s health is not determined in the four walls of the doctor’s office – it happens in the home. As Chief Operating Officer for GuideWell and President of GuideWell Health, Prakash oversees an innovative new care delivery system designed to directly impact those factors, known collectively as social determinants of health, with clinicians such as nutritionists, social workers, behavioral health specialists and others who can conduct home visits and coordinate outreach between doctors’ appointments.
There are times when the smartest approach to a problem is to draw against the tested experience of others. In many ways, champion practitioners of population health can – and should – guide how value-based care is defined and delivered. We interviewed three such champions for our GuideWell Insights podcast on this topic:
- Roderick King, M.D., a pediatrician and CEO of Florida Institute for Health Innovation;
- James Corbett, M.Div, J.D., Senior Vice President of Community Health Improvement and Values Integration at Centura Health, and Fellow, Safra Center For Ethics, Harvard University, and
- Carl Patten, J.D., MPH, Director of Research and Evaluation at the Florida Blue Foundation.