Dr. Rhonda Medows, Providence St. Joseph Health's executive vice president of population health spoke with Catholic Health World about how the system is transforming to improve care quality and outcomes while managing costs for defined groups of people. She detailed how the Providence has revamped its approach to pinpoint the needs of specific populations and how to best address those needs.
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