All are welcome to join BRI-Icahn and Primary Care Progress for this panel discussion presentation on transforming outpatient medicine. We will be hearing from three speakers who will each give a 10-15 minute “TED” style talk about how their practices are transforming outpatient medicine and primary care.
Andy Coyle, MD, Asst. professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine, and Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai | Dr. Coyle focuses on homeless medicine
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Co-sponsored with Primary Care Progress, twenty (20) students attended this event. Fidela Chiang started us off discussing school-based healthcare in New York. She described how this was a way of capturing young people who may not otherwise receive comprehensive primary care. Particularly for adolescence, it is a unique opportunity to provide sexual and reproductive health care.
Next up was Dr. Andy Coyle, who described the homeless health care practice at Mt. Sinai. Of particular interest was the cost-benefit analysis that showed homeless persons who seek care at the ED constitute a significant cost burden to hospitals, as well as a suboptimal way of receiving care. He talked about how difficult it is to engage these patients and how their practice can reduce health care costs and provide better care than the traditional large, bureaucratic system.
Lastly, Dr. Robin Berzin talked about the direct primary care group practice she created called Parsley Health. They provide concierge health care and were able to design a brand new system from the ground up. This allowed her to truly care for patients without worrying about insurance, government mandates, or regulations from large hospital systems. She is able to focus on caring for individual patients holistically and practice precision medicine without these 3rd party constraints. Although the direct model is currently very expensive, the idea is to design a brand new system that can then be “mass-produced” to the larger public. Working within a flawed system will not yield the necessary results, so Dr. Berzin created her own system.