Integrating Breast Cancer Detection with Value-Based Care: An Interview with Lightbeam’s Jessica Scruton

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is well underway, and today we are discussing the integration of preventative measures with value-based care strategies to proactively treat patients and maintain cost-conscious practices. Our in-house Clinical Transformation Advisor, Jessica Scruton, BSN, RN, CCM, took the time to discuss both of these topics in honor of this initiative. Jessica has been in the healthcare space for over 20 years, and before joining Lightbeam, she served as a Senior Director of Clinical Advisory at her previous healthcare company. During her time as a nurse, she served in the intensive care unit (ICU), where she realized she …

Reduce Physician Burnout by Becoming a “Dot Connecting” Organization

Earlier this month, I hosted a webinar about combating physician burnout by shifting to value-based culture. Although burnout is common in many professions, the negative impact of physician burnout is substantial. Burnout often links to low job satisfaction, a decline in patient outcomes, and an overall decline in healthcare delivery. Recognizing the causes of burnout and implementing the right solutions improves both medical professionals’ outlook and how they tend to their patients. The Main Causes of Physician Burnout The first step is finding the root of burnout. According to the 2019 Medscape National Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide Report, the …

The Journey to Value-Based Care: No Longer in Death Valley, But Still Stuck in the Wilderness

Transitioning traditional healthcare to value-based care models hasn’t been easy. People are reluctant to embrace change, especially when it comes to something as important as caring for our patients’ health. Think of this value-based care transition like a cross-country journey from Los Angeles to New York City. It’s a long haul that begins with battling everyone else on clogged freeways to discover a clear path out of the congestion and on the road to our ultimate destination. Where are we now? Some may say we’re stuck in Death Valley…not even out of California, with many providers still struggling to comply …