To expand access to primary care, offering a model that includes care co-ordination and expanded interactions with medical staff
US-based health insurance provider, Premera Blue Cross and Swedish have announced Premera’s partnership with the non-profit health system’s new Community Health Medical Home Clinic at Swedish/Ballard.
The goal of the Community Health Medical Home Clinic is to expand access to primary care, offering a model that emphasises a holistic approach, including care co-ordination, expanded interactions with medical staff, and delivery of more effective care.
Rich Maturi, senior vice president for Health Care Delivery Systems, Premera, said: “We’re thrilled with this collaboration with Swedish. We know better and more complete primary care is essential for improving patient health and in controlling rising health-care costs. Swedish’s Community Health Medical Home Clinic is a great program to help put these ideas into practice.”
Premera members, electing to receive their primary care at Swedish’s Community Health Medical Home Clinic, will receive unlimited access to physician teams to provide preventive care, wellness services, chronic disease management, and other health services. This partnership is an extension of Premera’s existing collaboration with Swedish.
Swedish is a US-based health provider.