Tag: value based care

Inala Primary Care takes out AGPAL General Practice of the Year Award

  Inala Primary Care (IPC) has been named as the Excellence Winner in the category of the AGPAL General Practice of the Year Award as part of the AGPAL and QIP Excellence Awards. The Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) and Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) Excellence Awards recognise AGPAL and QIP accredited practices, organisations or […]

9 Weeks to Health – America…Patient History

Every clinical encounter begins with the taking of a patient history. But what sort of patient history do we use?  American carers are increasingly acknowledging the needs of the whole patient in planning their care. A number of the federally qualified health centres I have visited begin their patient interaction with the usual questions, weights […]

9 Weeks to Health – America…Equity in Care

The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obama Care, has injected huge amounts of funding into the healthcare system for the poor.  Organisations as divergent as Denver Health, a government run group and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC), a strictly private affair, have found common ground and greater capacity in their responses to […]

9 Weeks to Health – America…Who Delivers Primary Care?

Around the world we all struggle with primary care’s place in the health and business world.  In comparison to both spheres, primary care is often referred to as a “cottage industry”.  The widely distributed ownership, poor management capability and under investment in systems means that primary care is a sitting duck for any government, insurer […]