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Ellis Medicine Connects Patients to the Services They Need

Care for people with multiple chronic health conditions is often fragmented, resulting in increased use of high-cost services, without necessarily achieving better outcomes.

Ellis Medicine in Schenectady created their Care Central "health home" to improve the health and well-being of their community by offering patient-centered, physician-guided care that is better coordinated and more cost-effective. Care Central provides patients with a health service "navigator" to guide and connect them to the services they need.

Through community-oriented population health management, Care Central is improving patient care and reducing costs by promoting good health in Schenectady County.