HOW TO BUILD A

COMPREHENSIVE

PEDIATRIC

HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Phoenix Children’s is more than “just a hospital.”

To effectively serve a rapidly growing pediatric population, Phoenix Children’s is building a comprehensive pediatric health care delivery system. This holistic model is unique among children’s hospitals. Phoenix Children’s investment in clinical programs, research, health care technology and partnerships ensures effective health management for children from birth through adolescence. And when care is needed, it’s available right here, close to home. 

1

FORM A CLINICALLY INTEGRATED NETWORK

Phoenix Children’s Care Network (PCCN) represents more than 800 primary care pediatricians and pediatric specialists. PCCN members provide expert care for 1 million children with conditions from routine to rare, all aligned and committed to improving the quality and cost of care. Each practice shares valuable clinical data that enables Phoenix Children’s to track key health indicators and improve care for all children. 

2

EXPAND STATEWIDE SPECIALTY COVERAGE

Phoenix Children’s Medical Group (PCMG) is Arizona’s premier pediatric specialty network, providing care across more than 75 medical subspecialties with coverage that touches all corners of the Valley and throughout Arizona. PCMG employs 325 pediatric specialists today; that number is expected to grow to more than 500 by 2018. A growing number of locations for specialty care, pediatric urgent care and ambulatory surgery centers all contribute to expanding access to the right care in the right place. 

3

CREATE STRONG MEDICAL HOMES

The patient-centered medical home is a team-based health care delivery model led by a PCCN primary care provider who offers ongoing health management to maximize the patient’s lifelong health. For medically complex children, who often have multiple conditions that must be carefully managed, PCMG specialists lead care coordination. This team-based approach improves the quality, accessibility and safety of care across delivery systems. 

4

LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY FOR CARE ANYWHERE

A growing practice of virtual health will make Phoenix Children’s consults and care accessible online. Phoenix Children’s already provides physician-to-physician telemedicine consultations. Now the Hospital is piloting the next phase of distance health care— physician-to-patient remote consultation. This improves access and convenience for families across the Southwest. 

5

TAKE ON RISK-BASED CONTRACTING 

Decisions regarding medical care belong in the hands of physicians, not insurance companies. PCCN doctors developed nearly 50 quality measures proven to improve patient outcomes. Safe, effective, coordinated care results in lower health care costs. PCCN’s risk-based insurance contracts reward providers who reduce costs by achieving outstanding patient outcomes.