Our vision is to create a community of public health professionals who are never satisfied with the status quo and always reaching beyond the current state to innovate new approaches in an effort to improve care as well as increase access and improve the experience of care for all people
Thought Leadership through Innovation and ingenuity is a core component of Reach. We encourage participating KOLs to bring forward ideas that may help evolve the future of population health.
With our partner Ipsos, Reach conducts yearly innovation workshops. This forum has become the primary opportunity for Reach Faculty to discuss some of the toughest challenges in healthcare and brainstorm new approaches to solving them.
Here are examples of our most recent projects;
Clinician burnout is a threat to the safety and wellbeing of everyone, the clinician, their families, their co-warkers, and their patients. What can we do to address this issue and how can technology help?
Year 1. Research publication
Kamal, N. and Ayalasomayajula, F. (December 2019). Physician performance and productivity: The threat of physician burnout and the role of disruptive solutions in mitigating emotional and financial costs. Management in Healthcare. Vol 4 (2) 1-11.
Year 2. Resource Tool
Fran Ayalasomayajula, F., Neiland, L., Tait E. Beyond the White Coat: Patient centricity alone is no longer enough, the needs of Healthcare Professionals need to be heard now more than ever
Reach. A model for wellbeing that links clinicians to resources, support channels, and self-care. Coming August 2021
There is a need to bring “empathy back” into the clinician-patient equation. With the guidance of Ipsos, we are observing and analyzing patient language and experience, linking the information with clinicians whose perspectives will drive new dialogue in the Industry on this topic.
Year 1 Research publication
Lead by Ipsos, shaped by Reach KOL Faculty, we are looking to the role of empathy in the provider-patient relationship. Released September 2020
Year 2 Publication and Resource Tool
Reach firmly believes that in order to make significantly positive and lasting change in care delivery, the needs and perspectives of patient's need to be heard, understood, and actioned upon. Reach is listening and sharing our findings. Read our May 2021 case study published by Ipsos that shares on of the innovative ways we are doing this.
Middleton, E., Major, S., and Millard, H.. (2021). Bringing the patient Voice to the Fore. Ipsos.
The Global Clinical Empathy Index is an empathy barometer, capturing and rating compassionate encounters between providers and patients.
NATIONAL SAVE MOMS CAMPAIGN
Reach's first focus area in addressing health equity is maternal health and wellbeing.
Ensuring that pregnant women have access to care is paramount. Daily blood pressure monitoring beginning in 3rd trimester and continuing for 90days postpartum, remote care (telehealth), and education are keys to a safe pregnancy.
In August 2020, Reach launched the US National Maternal Mortality Prevention Program to ensure every expectant and new mother has access to a blood pressure monitor, telehealth and remote patient monitoring services when clinical appropriate, and perinatal care for a minimum of 3 months post postpartum, plus an additional 9 months for those who are high at risk patients. The campaign also calls for patient education and maternal health care professional training on the use of digital health tools.
Research Publications and Articles