About Michigan Healthcare Professionals
What Makes Us Different?
Our mission is to develop improved health care systems that are high quality, efficient, coordinated, appropriate and cost effective.
MHP is a physician led and administered organization. The MHP Board of Directors is responsible for the quality of care policies, the compliance of its physicians to follow best practice guidelines, and the metrics to monitor the outcomes of patient care.
Michigan Healthcare Professionals is putting into practice what leaders in health care, as well as third-party purchasers of health care services, have been calling for within the modern practice of medicine.
- Doctors taking more responsibility for the outcomes of medical care and the overall well-being of patients.
- Patient care protocols guided by well-defined clinical trials whenever possible.
- An emphasis on preventive medicine and related wellness programs.
- A solid team concept with physician care augmented appropriately by ancillary health care workers.
- Practicing medicine with an eye to containing costs for everyone—the patient and society in general—so that we can provide the most and best care to the greatest possible population of patients.
- Physician-directed quality assurance and compliance programs.
- Overall, helping patients “travel” more smoothly though the health care “maze.”
As a result, the benefits of the MHP physician-directed approach to total health
The patient will remain at the center of decisions as care may progress from primary care physicians to super-sub-specialized clinicians. Many of these providers will be working under “one roof,” facilitating sharing of patient information and shared responsibility for care.
This large multi-specialty group expects, among its innovations, to implement a cost-saving, error sparing electronic medical records (EMS); make physicians accountable for tests ordered; and creating practice guidelines and other systems to improve clinical outcomes.
MHP physicians commitment to educating the next generation of health care providers, including medical students, residents and nursing staff in our offices, as well as participating in regional and national clinical trials and related medical research. Many MHP physicians are already national leaders in areas like oncology and radiation therapy.
MHP embraces the concept of “accountable care” throughout its organization. We are preparing for the advent of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and similar government mandates, which we believe can be best implemented by the structure of a large physician directed and physician responsible group like ours.
Within the broader health care community, which includes hospital settings and other specialized clinics, MHP will be an advocate for physician accountability for a patient’s care.
MHP is exploring other ways in which to control health care costs. Strategies include clustering of providers in an integrated, comprehensive care setting; dedicated pharmacy; strategic location, utilization and monitoring of imaging resources and radiation therapy; MHP administered and monitored anatomic and clinical pathology services; improved coordination with hospital systems for MHP patients that require hospitalization; and a dedicated MHP compliance officer.