Report: Integrated care should be national priority

first_imgEnsuring that patients who see various health care providers in different locations have “integrated” care—in which their care process is thoughtfully planned and designed—is crucial for improving patient safety and the efficiency of the United States health care system, according to a new report from the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation. Order from Chaos: Accelerating Care Integration defines what care integration should look like in the 21st century health system, highlights barriers to better coordinated care, and outlines opportunities for improvement.“One of the greatest challenges in the effort to provide higher quality, affordable health care is finding ways to integrate the wide array of services that patients with serious illnesses need,” said patient safety expert Lucian Leape, in an October 22, 2012 press release from the National Patient Safety Foundation. “For too long, patients have been left to their own devices to make sense out of advice and directions from multiple providers in multiple locations. It doesn’t work,” said Leape, chair of the Institute and adjunct professor of health policy at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).Order from Chaos was produced by a Leape Institute Roundtable that brought together leading experts in patient safety and health system improvement. Sara Singer, HSPH assistant professor of health care management and policy, helped draft the report.last_img read more

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Mets’ benching of Pete Alonso due to Derby slump immediately pays off with pinch-hit homer

first_img“He’s a horse,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said, via the New York Daily News. “But sometimes you have to take it out of their hands. Competitors don’t always want to admit things and we understand that. We want them to be like that.”That benching though either really got Alonso going mentally or it was a legitimately good reset because he got a pinch-hit appearance on his off day and he immediately hit a 3-run homer. Related News Mets rookie Pete Alonso got a day off on Saturday because the team wanted to give him a break. That paid off very quickly.Alonso was 3 for 30 since the All-Star break and a victory in the Home Run Derby and New York fully believed his struggles are at least somewhat related to his win. Dominic Smith doesn’t want to be traded: ‘I only want to play for the Mets’ Pete Alonso hit a 113.0 mph, 444-ft HR.It is his 13th 110+ mph HR this season. That ties Gary Sanchez for the most in MLB. pic.twitter.com/XcjJfDffM8— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) July 20, 2019Despite the success though, the Mets and Alonso spoke about his struggles before the game.The 24-year-old is the current leader in the National League Rookie of the Year race, but he had seen his average drop from .280 to .265 in seven games since the break.New York is 4-3 in those games and Alonso did have two home runs, but his strikeout rate had gone up a bit since the time off. Teammate Todd Frazier, who is also a Derby alum, said a lot of that can be due to simply getting worn out by the event. Pete Alonso sets Mets’ rookie home run record 78 games into season Home Run Derby 2019: Three takeaways from Pete Alonso’s win over Vladimir Guerrero Jr. “He’s young. It’s his first year, so he has to understand that an off day here or there isn’t going to kill you. Actually, it’ll help you,” Frazier said. “It’s just being tired, not only physically but your brain as well. The Derby is as emotional roller coaster.”Alonso wasn’t a fan of not being in the lineup, but he understood that from time to time a physical reset is needed.“I hate off days because I want to be in there,” Alonso said. “I’m just really competitive, but I respect the decision. For me, just playing and going about my business, sometimes I can’t really see the big picture. If you have an outside lens and someone sees something, then I trust that.”last_img read more

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