Executive Brief: The Private Practice of Tomorrow
The private practice of tomorrow holds significant opportunity. It will be shaped by changes in healthcare regulations and delivery that alter both the cost and reach of healthcare. It will be transformed by the rise of the empowered patient and reimagined with significant shifts in technology.
Read this new Executive Brief from Ambra and hear about new services like virtual health and telemedicine from Dr. Saffran, Senior Emergency Room Radiologist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and President of Life-Link and Dr. Yaghmai, Internist, Pediatrician, and President of Virginia’s Telehealth.
This brief outlines that private practices will see changes across multiple dimensions in the coming years, as they adapt to changes in the healthcare model. From a cultural shift in how patients prefer to consume healthcare and engage with providers, to advances in the core technology that is used to run the practice itself, a transformation is underway.
In this brief, Dr. Saffran and Dr. Yaghmai have identified five issues and opportunities facing private practices over the coming years:
- The shift to value-based care accelerates efficiency
- Insurers catching up with advances in telemedicine
- Increased local care driving the need for interoperability
- CD-based image management moving to the cloud
- The rise of the virtual practice
Dr. Elisha Yaghmai, Vigilias
Dr. Elisha Yaghmai is the President of Vigilias, a leading telemedicine provider focused on delivering high-quality care to rural communities. Dr. Yaghmai went into medicine to change the world, but found medicine changed him instead. Vigilias is his way of fighting back. He is double-boarded in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and has worked in both rural Kansas and multi-hospital, tertiary referral centers. Dr. Yaghmai has experience as an adult and pediatric hospitalist, urgent care physician, emergency medicine doctor, and rural primary care provider – all part of his informal master plan to learn as much as possible about as much as possible. Dr. Yaghmai believes telemedicine has the power to fundamentally change healthcare delivery for the better.
Dr. Bruce Saffran, Life-Link
Dr. Bruce Saffran is an interventional and diagnostic radiologist currently serving as a senior Emergency Radiologist at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine with responsibility for St. Luke’s Hospital, Roosevelt Hospital (Sinai West), Beth Israel Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital (UES), Sinai Queens, and King’s Highway Hospital in Brooklyn. Dr. Saffran is also the President of Life-Link Medical Informatics. Life-Link is focused on reducing the $750 billion per year of waste within healthcare that is due to inappropriate hospital admissions, repeat diagnostic testing, and hospital readmissions following discharge. By improving the flow of medical information, Life-Link can result in a significant savings of both time and money.