Our Public Health Systems are poised to play a larger role in health care in the years ahead. This presents leaders of these systems with unprecedented responsibility for increasing access to high-quality, high-value, cost-effective, comprehensive primary and preventive health care.
Wellby® can be a powerful ally in achieving these expanded goals by validating that the providers who deliver medical services are consistently improving the health of the vulnerable populations they serve. In addition, because Wellby measures practice management quality performance at the system, practice, provider and patient levels, it frees up valuable time for practitioners to do what they do best – treat their patients.
High quality and efficient care are standard requirements – and conditions of participation – for all publicly funded health delivery grantees, according to federal guidelines. This raises the stakes for the governing authorities of the myriad of programs funded under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Health Services Act, the Health Centers Consolidation Acts, the Health Care Safety Net Act, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act, the Medicare and Medicaid Integrity Act. By bringing higher levels of accountability to the system, Wellby offers these authorities better ways to ensure that their requirements are being fulfilled consistently.
The Public Health System governs the care provided in Federally Qualified Health Centers, Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, Healthy Schools and Healthy Community Centers and more. Wellby can be a solid asset to the governing authorities that ensure that Centers are fulfilling their quality of care expectations in the most efficient and effective way. Wellby can be especially helpful with the Public Health Systems Collaborative for HIT for the underserved, the Minority Health Initiatives, and the Medically Underserved Population Initiatives, such as Medicaid.