Infographic: 5 Steps To Change How Physicians Help Patients with Their Weight

Friday, December 13th, 2019
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Primary care clinicians do not have adequate knowledge or training in how to provide minimal treatment or appropriate referrals for patients who are overweight or who have obesity, according to a new infographic by the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

The infographic provides five recommendations to improve how primary care physicians are trained to help patients who are overweight or have obesity manage their weight.

Care Coordination in an ACO: Population Health Management from Wellness to End-of-LifeWhen acknowledging its position as a top-ranking Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), Memorial Hermann is quick to credit its own physicians—who in 2007 lobbied for a clinically integrated network that formed the foundation of the current Memorial Hermann accountable care organization (ACO). Now, collaboration and integration continue to be the engines driving the ACO’s cost savings, reduced utilization and healthy patient engagement rates associated with Memorial Hermann ACO’s highest-risk population.

Care Coordination in an ACO: Population Health Management from Wellness to End-of-Life details Memorial Hermann’s carefully executed journey to quality and the culmination of the ACO’s community-based care management program.

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