Our 5 Keys to Ensuring a Smooth Integration for Providers

Author : Strive Health

Every kidney care provider is unique.

And at Strive Health, we built ourselves to fit with and enhance provider practices.

As the nation’s leader in value-based kidney care, Strive serves as an extension of a provider’s office, leveraging our unique combination of high-touch care and advanced technology to help fill the gaps in day-to-day needs for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients.

But before we start filling gaps for patients, we made sure that we didn’t have any of our own gaps in the integration program that we deploy for the providers we partner with.

Our approach is thoughtful and thorough. We start by proactively reaching out to providers to explain what Strive offers and how all of our resources can help supplement their own, so there’s no confusion about what we do or any apprehension that we’re taking away patients.

Our team will visit a practice in person so we fully understand all of its unique aspects and how we can fit into existing workflows.

And we establish clear expectations and responsibilities for our team and the provider to make sure that every base is covered for the smoothest integration.

“It’s all built around collaboration, communication, and understanding each other’s goals and objectives,” explains Kevin McAdams, senior vice president of market development and provider engagement at Strive Health.

“When we understand a provider’s objectives for a disease state and they understand our objectives at Strive, we can set goals together. And that’s the key component … We’re not here to disrupt the ecosystem for providers. We’re here as an extension to support you, work for you, and work with you to provide the best outcomes for patients.”

Five Keys to Smooth Provider Integration

To deliver on our promise, Strive focuses on the five key areas that we believe create smooth provider integration.

1. Comprehensive Care Coordination

Strive’s provider integration team starts by developing a robust care coordination strategy that involves all stakeholders, including healthcare providers, the patient, caregivers, and support services.

By getting everyone involved and on the same page we can then deploy Strive’s toolbox of resources and industry experts to provide comprehensive, well-coordinated care across many different settings, ensuring that the right care is delivered at the right time to the right place.

2. Advanced Technology Adoption

Technology is ever evolving. Our team stays ahead of the curve by adopting advanced tools – such as electronic health records (EHRs), telehealth platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), and data analytics – in order to deliver the best care, data, and documentation.

By leveraging the latest technologies, we’re able to optimize provider integration and enhance healthcare delivery while focusing on improving patient outcomes.

3. Standardization & Best Practices

To streamline integration and ensure that we’re not disrupting existing provider relationships, we’ve established a set of standardized processes and best practices that include protocols for information exchange, communication channels, and collaboration frameworks.

By following these processes, we’re able to ensure consistency and efficiency across a patient’s healthcare ecosystem, align on incentives, and eliminate friction.

4. Continuous Improvement & Innovation

At Strive, we foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the existing network of providers.

Our model involves encouraging feedback and suggestions from all stakeholders as well as actively seeking out opportunities to enhance our integration process through new technologies, workflows, and strategies.

5. Seamless Interoperability

The ultimate desire is to develop systems and protocols that enable smooth data exchange and communication between healthcare providers and systems.

At Strive, we have the industry experts and resources to partner with providers in working towards achieving the goal of seamless interoperability.

Pick a Partner That Knows Integration

With healthcare becoming more patient-centered and outcome-based, smooth integration for providers with value-based care companies like Strive is critical in order to deliver superior care to CKD and ESK patients.

At Strive, we know the importance of provider integration.

And we know how to do it right.


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