The Doctor-Patient Relationship.
Our commitment to provide high quality medical care to every Virginian wouldbe impossible without a healthy doctor-patient relationship. As Governor, Terry will oppose any legislation thatplays politics with this central tenet o medical ethics by intruding on the doctor-patient relationship.
Keep more o our Virginia-trained doctors.
As a Commonwealth, we need to work with our hospitals and theederal government to increase residency slots and keep Virginia-trained doctors in Virginia.
Address chronic conditions through better coordination o patient-centered care.
Virginia must ocusour eorts on cost-eective strategies at managing chronic conditions (heart disease, diabetes, asthma,hypertension, and obesity) and preventing avoidable expense in our healthcare system.
Continue and improve disaster and emergency planning coordination.
Our medical acilities do an excellentjob coordinating with state emergency management ocials, but continuing and improving that state oreadiness requires consistent training and planning.
Attract and retain our health care workers.
EMTs, home healthcare workers, and the medical supply industryshould all be able to earn a good wage and work in decent conditions.
Continue and expand veterans’ services.
I veterans can’t get their VA healthcare in a timely ashion, it’s up tothe state government to be their advocate and give them access to existing state programs to ll the gap.
Continue to support eorts to expand rural health delivery.
By encouraging the ederal government to expandresidency slots and by supporting state programs that aid in loan repayments or rural health proessionals, wecan ensure that all Virginians get access to quality care.
Increase support or home and community-based services through the Area Agencies on Aging.
The AreaAgencies on Aging are essential to keeping older adults and people with disabilities in their homes andcommunities.
Adequately und nursing home and long-term care.
Virginia should ensure adequate training and resources areavailable or nursing home and long-term care to ensure quality care.
Medicaid is a critical program or hundreds o thousands o Virginia amilies, people withdisabilities and older adults, including a majority o our senior population in long-term care. However, the systemcan be improved in signicant ways to make it more ecient or patients, healthcare providers and Virginiataxpayers. Reorms to payment and delivery systems and the inclusion o a system-wide COO will save money andcreate eciencies that improve outcomes.
Continue eorts to reorm the delivery and payment systems.
The reorms pursued by the Reorm Commissionare a good start, but we can continue to build on those reorms to make improvements beyond those goals.
Payment and delivery system improvements.
The systems we use to deliver Medicaid treatments can be improvedto save taxpayer dollars while delivering better care or our citizens. By ocusing on outcomes, not procedures, theCommonwealth can move toward a system o care that rewards quality, not the volume o services.
Using modern metrics and outcome tracking.
By applying modern industry best practices anddemanding that we track our successes and ailures through registries, we can improve our deliverysystems, identiy strengths and weaknesses, and provide timely eedback to improve care.
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