Q&A With Mark Jarrett From North Shore LIJ: Lessons From Ebola and Value Based Healthcare In An Ever Changing Field

The North Shore LIJ Health System treats a large number of patients in the New York metropolitan area and has dealt with a number of unique challenges including being on heightened alert during the recent Ebola outbreak. As they and others in the field navigate through the new healthcare landscape there are lessons to be learned and new factors that affect not only those in the medical profession but the patients they treat as well.

The North Shore LIJ Health System treats a large number of patients in the New York metropolitan area and has dealt with a number of unique challenges including being on heightened alert during the recent Ebola outbreak. As they and others in the field navigate through the new healthcare landscape there are lessons to be learned and new factors that affect not only those in the medical profession but the patients they treat as well.

Mark P. Jarrett, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President, Clinical Excellence, and Chief Quality Officer for the health system discussed these topics and more during a recent interview with MD Magazine.

As one of the largest hospital systems in the New York metro area North Shore LIJ was on alert during the recent Ebola outbreak. The lessons they learned during that time can help them during future outbreaks and large scale emergency events.

With value based healthcare becoming the new standard in the field doctors and patients are seeing the differences in their every day lives. What it means going forward has yet to be determined.

With value based healthcare becoming more prominent doctors are having to change the way they approach their practice. Whether it is the way they treat their patients or their ability to work as independent practitioners there are many questions they need to answer on a daily basis.

Being in the New York City metro area the North Shore LIJ Health System has made a name for itself as one of the largest providers in the area. It has accomplished this by adding not only other hospitals to its network but also a large number of independent practitioners as well.