Closing the gap between cost and quality
For the past 17 years, we've prided ourselves on being more than "just a clinic." It's always been important to us to see the entire person as we provide comprehensive medical care. We recently adopted a new care coordination model, which means we can more effectively treat (and track the outcomes!) the whole person, and not just a list of symptoms.
The US spends more money on healthcare than any other nation, yet lags behind developed countries in key outcomes. The Pathways Community HUB Model helps address this situation by identifying at-risk individuals and providing them with an effective, coordinated connection to medical and social services.
This new model allows the Clinic to continue to provide high-quality services to those in our community who need it the most, as well as efficiently track and report outcomes for medical, social, and economic determinants. Basically, we'll now be able to more effectively identify and track the impact of our services.
Traditional healthcare has relied on a reactionary system that delivers treatment in response to urgent needs and reimbursement based on service volume rather than value. The Pathways Community HUB Model helps reverse this trend by shifting the treatment emphasis to preventative care that contains costs rather than increasing expenditures.
CMC’s Hub and Pathway database went live March 13, 2017. We are the first free clinic in the country to use this model. We're excited to be a pioneer for population health in Kershaw County!
All the best,
CEO, Community Medical Clinic