Where we’re starting
Health Reimagined Initiative:
Health Reimagined in Butte County
Pilot program participant
o Virtual visitsPatients receive customized care virtually through PMG Connect, which allows patients to set up medical virtual visits with their providers at Paradise Medical Group via mobile phone, tablet, or personal computer. The service is available for pediatric and adult patients at Paradise Medical Group.o eConsultationsA provider-to-provider platform, eConsultations allows primary care providers to electronically consult with board-certified specialists covering 70 specialty areas. Providers receive timely advice from specialists through an e-consultation delivered within 24 to 72 hours of the initial request, which they can use to comprehensively address patient-care issues. This approach is highly effective and convenient for both providers and patients.o eTranscription/Virtual assistantVirtual assistant technologies are inuse at Paradise Medical Group to improve the patient experience and automate administrative workflows for physicians. Using smart watches, physicians record and document patient visits. The information is populated seamlessly into electronic health records, helping physicians and administrators save time – as much as two hours each day. Pre-visit technologies offer patients a streamlined check-in process via their smart phone, and post-visit technologies optimize entry of orders and procedures to generate claims that are more accurate.
o Acting as a liaison with local community and health care organizationso Coordinating quality healthcare and community resourceso Reducing social challenges and barriers to achieving positive health outcomeso Increasingaccess to services and care coordination
Blue Shield of California is an independent licensee of the Blue Shield Association.
Where we’re starting
We’re piloting programs for Health Reimagined in four distinctly different regions throughout the state. Each county has unique qualities to help us understand which approaches are most effective.