After discharge from the hospital, patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) suffer from both a lack of understanding of their medical condition and inadequate follow-up care. At Essentia Health, a full time team of advanced practitioners and nurses focuses only on these patients, with dramatic results.
Ami Bhatt, MD, and her team perfectly illustrate what we are all about here at The Physician Innovator. What happens when you design and build a full time clinical team to serve a specific patient population? Far more often than not, you get better outcomes and lower costs. Bhatt’s team at Massachusetts General Hospital serves adults with congenital heart disease.