The Community Ethic
March 01, 2014
Regardless of how you define it, partnership is also an institutional necessity as big Pharma adjusts to disruptive changes in the way health services are financed and delivered. A revolution in the making, where legislation combined with market forces as well as community and stakeholder advocacy are adding fresh momentum to a population-based approach to health practice. Population health focuses on a system built around three pillars of care: preventive care, primary care, and coordinated care, all driven by a single performance metric, which is value, as evidenced through quality and outcomes. Executing around this integrative model depends entirely on partnerships, especially with non-traditional players like the physician assistant.