Story by: Lynne Choate on August 15, 2017
Norton Healthcare and the Kentucky Primary Care Association (KPCA) have announced a collaboration agreement to help advance the services available to residents in the commonwealth. The goal is to give physicians and providers across the state access to additional services for patients, thereby improving the health of all Kentucky residents.
“Norton Healthcare offers quality care in numerous specialized areas,” said David Bolt, chief operating officer for KPCA. “Through this agreement, physicians across the commonwealth will have access to those resources to help treat or refer their patients for treatment.”
Through the collaboration agreement, KPCA and Norton Healthcare will focus on improving coordination and continuity of care, including access. Methods in place to expedite these include the Norton Healthcare Access Center, which will aid in the direct admission or transfer of patients to Norton Healthcare facilities and the scheduling of appointments from primary care providers to specialists, as well as remote access to Norton Healthcare’s electronic medical records system, Epic.
“Norton Healthcare offers medical expertise covering more than 20 specialty areas. The partnership will provide an opportunity for physicians and providers across Kentucky to collaborate on specialized care for patients,” said Michael Esposito, system vice president and chief network development officer for Norton Healthcare.
KPCA has members from 92 licensed practices that operate more than 335 clinic sites from Paducah to Pikeville and from the Ohio River to the Tennessee border. Collectively as an organization, KPCA providers are focused on improving the health of those they serve.
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