Published on January 21, 2014 at 12:19 AM
To optimize its use of Virginia Mason's clinical best practices, Vera Whole Health teams will be trained in the Virginia Mason management method at the Virginia Mason Institute. The method emphasizes continual process improvement, teaching providers how to identify and eliminate waste and inefficiency from the health care experience. As a result, providers are able to deliver the highest quality and safest patient care.
"We are thrilled to be working with such a high-caliber national health care leader," said Vera Whole Health CEO Ryan Schmid. "Like Virginia Mason, our focus is providing appropriate patient-centered care and keeping people well. By coming together, we hope to take our collective best practices to deliver the best care in the world to people in the workplace."
Employers across the country are looking for effective solutions to keep employees healthy and manage rising medical costs. According to human resources firm Mercer, more than 30 percent of U.S. companies with 500 or more employees are using onsite/near-site health models such as Vera Whole Health - and more are integrating the model every day. Vera Whole Health has its largest on-site clinic installed at Seattle Children's Hospital and has several additional clinic openings planned for this year.
Source: Virginia Mason