Fragmented or “siloed” treatment is a major obstacle to achieving greater efficiency and improved health outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease. Why do treatment silos exist, and how can providers coordinate their activities?
Fragmented or “siloed” treatment is at the root of rising costs and inadequate health outcomes, particularly in the treatment of complex conditions like chronic kidney disease that often involve multiple subspecialists. That’s why it is essential to achieve higher levels of communication and coordination among providers, especially between primary care physicians and nephrologists. But why do treatment silos exist in the first place? How can they be torn down? And who should lead the team in providing more integrated care? This challenging subject is the topic of our new Issue Brief, “Value-based Kidney Care: Tearing Down Treatment Silos,” authored by Healthmap’s Corporate Medical Director, nephrologist Stephanie Toth-Manikowski, MD, MHS. We Are Passionate about advancing kidney disease management. We Are Healthmap!