The Vivent Health Medical Home Model of Care: Doing the Right Thing is Also Good Business
- Health Care
It’s no secret that people find our Nation’s health care system lacking. At Vivent Health, we’ve created a Medical Home Model of Care that’s been extremely successful. One of the most valuable lessons has been that doing the right thing is also good business.
Here’s why our unique HIV Medical Home model of care works so well and how it could serve as an example to other health service providers.
Health Care Isn’t Designed for Wellness
Health care in America is struggling on many fronts, including access, quality, and cost. And while there are no easy answers, we can all agree that everyone should have access to care—no one wants people needlessly sick or dying.
Medical providers are often disappointed that we’re not getting better quality outcomes across the health care continuum, as found in other developed nations. Patients and providers alike are frustrated with those annual increases in health care costs and insurance premiums.
At Vivent Health, we’ve developed a model that addresses all three of these challenges. We provide unfettered access to care, even though about one-third of our patients have no health care coverage at all. We achieve some of the finest quality outcomes known to humankind. And we’re saving the health care system millions of dollars every year through our unique HIV Medical Home model of care.
Vivent Health is America’s only HIV Medical Home. It’s a way of describing how we integrate health and social services to create one seamless health care safety net. We offer the traditional services you expect from a health care provider, including medical and dental care, mental health, and pharmacy. But we’re also supporting our patients as they face social determinants of health—barriers to care like hunger and homelessness, poverty and prejudice, illness, and isolation—that can prevent people from accessing the medical care they need and preclude them from living long, healthy lives.
At Vivent Health, our integrated services model includes housing programs, legal assistance, a food pantry, and prevention services that overcome social determinants of health and help individuals successfully manage and prevent HIV.