The exhibit, enabled by Ideal Life and NextGen Healthcare, will allow guests to experience a visit to a CareMore care clinic. They will see firsthand how CareMore’s operating principles (early intervention, speedy deployment, clinical control, and efficient allocation of resources) coalesce to form a highly effective model of care for all segments of the senior population, from the younger and relatively healthier baby boomers to the chronically ill and frailest patients.
At CareMore, healthcare is considered to be much more than just a clinical intervention.Leeba Lessin, President & CEO, CareMore Health System
The CareMore Model: Proactive & Coordinated
CareMore, led by President and CEO Leeba Lessin, serves nearly 75,000 Medicare members in Virginia, California, Arizona, and Nevada. The company is known for innovative programs that help those with certain health conditions, including congestive heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, and kidney disease. CareMore also provides programs for healthy aging. CareMore’s clinical approach centers on proactive intervention, as integration and coordination of care is not voluntary; intimacy of contact, where properly managing complexity requires constant knowledge of the condition; and finally, speed of action, making resources available and mobile to allow for adequate, timely care.
1How does CareMore think differently about senior care?
At CareMore, healthcare is considered to be much more than just a clinical intervention. We consider the total health of a CareMore patient to be a combination of services. Clinical control, speedy deployment, and coordination of care are critical. We can’t have several doctors independently treating the same patient, and we ensure interventions happen in minutes, not hours or days. We value teams of highly skilled, tenacious non-physician clinicians who play key roles in leading day-to-day management of chronic conditions and prevention work.
2What will visitors of your exhibit walk away knowing that they didn’t before?
Participants will recognize what makes CareMore’s approach to senior care truly different from most other models used across the country. They’ll get a sense of what is unique about our way of organizing, deploying, and supporting resources to deliver care for the most vulnerable patients. They will also be able to connect what they’ve learned about the CareMore model to CareMore’s clinically superior health outcomes, which have been successfully replicated in many different markets.
3What aspects of the experience do you think will most resonate with attendees and why?
I think they will be most intrigued when they see that it is possible to radically alter both healthcare outcomes and costs through the CareMore model, rather than just slowing the curve as we see in other models.