How Do Managed Clinical Networks Operate?
What is a Managed Clinical Network?
A Managed Clinical Network (MCN) is a network of doctors, surgeons, nurse practitioners, and other health professionals designed to improve the entire healthcare industry via coordination and communication across various disciplines. The goal is improving care for patients with specific conditions – e.g., cancer, diabetes – by sharing information and resources and sub-specializing. Additionally, the network is designed to ease the business-side burden on the doctors.
MCNs strive to develop a consistent and equitable service to those who need it by promoting consistency and quality throughout the care pathway, bringing user and provider views to the planning process, developing services which are truly person-centred and delivered locally wherever possible, but specialised if needed. A managed clinical network is comprised of a range of health professionals— doctors, pharmacists, nurses, health visitors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists—and organisations from primary, secondary and regional healthcare working together to ensure that high-quality clinically effective services are fairly distributed and involve patients with experience in the disease of interest (”expert patients”). – Courtesy of https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com
As you can see, the bottom line is that Managed Clinical Network could be interchanged with Clinically Integrated Network or Physician Management Group or a myriad of other labels, but the end result is the same: Independent doctors and practices partnering together for the common goal of bettering the lives of their patients as well as their own.
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