As healthcare technology and care-coordination demands continue to weigh on independent physicians, medical group leaders will gather in Nashville this week to envision the medical practice of the future.
This year's annual meeting of the Medical Group Management Association will focus heavily on innovation, particularly as the industry transitions to value-based payment models, said Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, the group's president and CEO.
“I think what is concrete now is that what we're doing is not working,” she said. “We're all looking for ways to accomplish the goals of the Triple Aim” of a better patient experience, improved population health and lower per capita cost.
Dr. Atul Gawande, author of The Checklist Manifesto, which focuses on process improvement as a way to achieve better outcomes, is among this year's keynote speakers.