Over the summer, New York Times Health reporter Reed Abelson came to Cincinnati to find out what was behind a fairly remarkable story out of General Electric. After supporting a strategy to raise the quality of health care overall in Greater Cincinnati, GE was beginning to see a trend. GE beneficiaries, taking advantage of primary care practices that followed the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, were showing improvement. Emergency room use had declined. Hospitalization had declined, adult diabetes control improved, and pediatric asthma control improved.
Abelson spoke to a number of people in Cincinnati about the effort underway to sustain and grow this level of improvement. The story came out today. Our CEO Craig Brammer is quoted in the article as well as a number of local stakeholders. And there was a nice photo of one of our favorite PCMH physicians, Dr. Mike Holliday. Please take a moment to read the article. We’d love to get your comments.