West Conshohocken, PA (March 14, 2018) – Tandigm Health is aiming to inspire more champions of value-based care within its practices by broadening its existing Population Health Champion (PHC) Program to include nurses, medical assistants or other practice professionals. This new program, named the Population Health Professional (PHP) Program, was launched with a kick-off session on the morning of March 14th.
In many Tandigm PCP offices, it is a nurse or medical assistant who is primarily responsible for driving change through population health initiatives and working closely with fellow staff and patients and their families to do so. In other offices, this important work may be directed by a non-medical professional. Whoever those individuals are, the PHP Program is designed to engage, educate and motivate them.
Tandigm Population Health Professionals are leaders who will become change agents within their practices on such issues as:
- Wellness and prevention strategies for medical and behavioral healthcare
- Patient education and self-advocacy support
- Clinical and care coordination programs and community-based resources available
- Practice performance in Tandigm incentive, quality, and ACE programs
- Professional communication strategies, including behavior change techniques
Like the original program, the PHP Program will consist of a series of five educational sessions. The sessions, which will be led by subject matter experts within Tandigm and its Physician Network, will include information on population health and value-based care. The sessions will be augmented by related assignments; supporting communications; and additional opportunities for professional collaboration and development, all geared toward helping PHPs to inspire, instruct and positively influence peers and patients and their families.