The goals of the Medicine Institute include studying approaches to improve performance in patient-centered care and educating the next generation of physicians and caregivers in providing superior personalized healthcare.
Why a Medicine Institute?
Cleveland Clinic Medicine Institute offers patients the following advantages:
- A personal Cleveland Clinic doctor to coordinate care
- Delivery of the highest quality primary care and hospital medicine services, including those with superior patient experience ratings
- Providing outstanding access to Cleveland Clinic primary care and preventive services
- Being a national leader in the chronic disease management and research in primary care settings, particularly in diabetes
- Serving as a laboratory for innovation around the care delivery model and in medical education
- Educating the next generation of doctors
- Lead the enterprise in the move to population management in the era of healthcare reform
Hospitals and doctors are not all alike. They vary in quality due to differences in their training, experience and services. Differences in quality matter more when you need sophisticated medical care for a complex condition. The doctor and hospital you choose will have a direct impact on how well you do – especially when you need treatment for a serious condition or disease.
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Ambulatory Healthcare Initiative
Better Health Greater Cleveland is a collaborative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is designed to improve the quality of ambulatory healthcare provided to patients with chronic health conditions by promoting teamwork and quality improvement among area providers, insurers, and purchasers of healthcare.
Cleveland Clinic Family Health Centers as well as Cleveland Clinic main campus have been recognized by Better Health Greater Cleveland in measuring, monitoring and managing diabetes better than the national average as reported by the National Council on Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Diabetes Care Initiative
The International Diabetes Center is pursuing diabetes provider recognition through NCQA (National Committee on Quality Assurance).
Cleveland Clinic Medicine Institute and Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Institute have partnered with United Healthcare and the International Diabetes Center of Park Nicollet Health System to assess and improve our diabetes care in all primary care areas. Medicine Institute Chairman, David Longworth, MD is co-chairing this quality initiative.
Hypertension Care Initiative
A Hypertension Improvement Team, led by Robert Jones, MD, was notified that their application to American Medical Group Association’s Compendium of Best Practices in Managing Hypertension was accepted. The team will receive a $2,500 education grant to support quality improvement efforts and the development of a case study for future publication.