Alignment Healthcare is a company focused on improving the health care of Medicare beneficiaries. They work with health care systems and Medicare Advantage plans across the country to provide health care that is more convenient and coordinated. Alignment Healthcare’s Advanced Clinical Model is designed to lower cost and increase care quality to create value for the patient, and is characterized by four key strategies:
- Coordinated Care – By integrating health care providers and the Medicare Advantage plan into a single team, there is better communication and less confusion, and a larger picture of patients’ health emerges so providers are able to direct better paths of treatment.
- Preventive Care – By increasing access to care and offering more of it, potential health risks are managed before they become more serious.
- Care Centers – Acting in coordination with a patient’s primary care physician, dedicated clinical teams enhance patient care by providing both preventative services and needed treatment, screenings and care close to home and whenever patients need them.
- Predictive Modeling – By embracing new technologies and leveraging patient data, potential health complications that patients may likely develop over time are identified earlier on, which allow health care providers to create long-term treatment plans that can prevent these possible conditions from occurring.
Alignment Healthcare is partnering with Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s operator in Florida to implement an innovative patient-centered model of care for seniors across the state. Critical to that plan involves opening comprehensive care centers in local neighborhoods, and they collaborated with Westgroup Designs to design a more personalized care experience.
In providing planning, architecture and interior design services, Westgroup Designs converted retail tenant spaces at five Florida locations into comprehensive care clinics. The tenant improvements range from 5,000 – 7,500 square feet each, and include patient check-in, vitals and screening areas, exam rooms, laboratory, and medical office spaces. These care centers serve as a convenient home base for most of seniors’ preventive health services, treatment and education for managing chronic conditions, and act as a critical extension of the coordinated care they receive through their primary care physician..
Westgroup Designs’ resulting design delivers a compassionate and caring environment for seniors to feel at ease in and health care professionals to provide more personalized care.