BSWQA: A tested way to control health care costs, ensure quality

In spite of the recent advertising blitz for the online health insurance exchanges, where individuals can purchase insurance, most Americans who are privately insured have acquired coverage through their employer. For most employers in metropolitan areas like DFW, insurance companies simply act as third-party administrators, while the employer bears the actual risk of the cost … Continue reading BSWQA: A tested way to control health care costs, ensure quality

Walgreens clinic deal highlights need for new health care delivery methods

There’s a new imperative to deliver health care in the right place at the right time, and at the right price. The recently reported collaboration between Baylor Scott & White Health’s (BSWH) primary physician group, HealthTexas Provider Network (HealthTexas) and Walgreens offers a new entry point to quality health care. In this agreement, Walgreens in-store clinics (Healthcare Clinic) will … Continue reading Walgreens clinic deal highlights need for new health care delivery methods

BSW Quality Alliance a game changer for Texas health care

This is the first in a three-part series about Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance, a clinically integrated accountable care organization.  Part I: CLINICAL INTEGRATION There has been much written about the radical ways in which American health care is changing or will change, especially with health care reform and the introduction of accountable care organizations (ACOs) … Continue reading BSW Quality Alliance a game changer for Texas health care