Physician Engagement: How It Scale Value-Based Care? - Vim

How to Boost Physician Engagement for Scaling Value-Based Care Operations

Physician engagement is vital for successful value-based care operations. It involves active collaboration of healthcare providers, such as physicians and nurses, aligning their goals with the VBC program. Engaged providers improve the VBC model’s effectiveness in achieving goals like enhancing patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.

This guide details strategies to enhance physician engagement and scale VBC operations.

What is Physician Engagement in Healthcare?

Physician engagement in healthcare refers to the active involvement, commitment, and investment of physicians in the goals, initiatives, and overall success of their healthcare organization. 

It encompasses various aspects, including participation in decision-making processes, collaboration with colleagues and administrators, and alignment with the organization’s mission and values. 

Engaged physicians are not only motivated and passionate about their work but also demonstrate a sense of ownership and accountability for patient outcomes and organizational performance. 

They contribute their expertise, experience, and insights to drive improvements in clinical quality, patient safety, and operational efficiency. Physician engagement is essential for fostering a positive work culture, enhancing patient satisfaction, and achieving organizational goals. 

It requires effective communication, leadership support, and opportunities for professional growth and development. By prioritizing physician engagement, healthcare organizations can cultivate a culture of excellence, resilience, and innovation, ultimately leading to better outcomes for both providers and patients.

Why Spreadsheets and Portals Fall Short in Provider Engagement

Data partners understand the importance of sharing clinical and claim data with providers, but they continue to rely on spreadsheets and portals that do not solve the problem of true provider enablement. 

The manual task of logging in and querying outside of providers’ workflows not only adds an administrative burden to their care process but also takes time away from patient care. 

A single portal solution does not engage providers, and multi-data portals with multiple clicks and logins add to the complexity and time providers and care teams go through on a daily basis. Providers want to see this data where they already are working, not have to navigate through portals and spreadsheets to find what they need. 

Integrating Data Directly into EHR Workflows

Providers require contextually relevant data at the point of care, and meeting providers in their EHR workflows can improve their engagement and enhance the patient experience. 

Integrating data directly into EHR environments during patient-specific workflows allows providers to refer patients to high-value specialists, address quality and diagnosis gaps more efficiently, and improve patient outcomes without having to search for data from multiple sources.

Automating workflows within EHRs enables two-way data communication between payers, data partners, and providers, which significantly improves the physician’s engagement in the solution. 

For instance, when diagnosis gaps are presented at the point of care, they can be addressed and written into the EHR automatically, providing data partners with awareness and tracking of vital information. If you not only provide the right data but help providers use it more effectively, you are more likely to see continued physician engagement.

The Importance of Shared Incentives and Clear Goals

As healthcare organizations transition to value-based reimbursement models, it is crucial for all stakeholders, including; data partners, provider enablers, managed service organizations, and aggregators to align their incentives and share accountability. 

This shift demands stronger and more timely collaboration compared to the traditional fee-for-service models. Data partners must provide clear targets and infrastructure support to help providers step up under the more advanced contracts they negotiate on their behalf.

Forward-thinking organizations achieve success by offering performance-enablement technology to primary care networks on top of their existing EHRs. This technology provides enhanced quality and diagnosis gap data, improves workflows, and offers improved visibility into performance. These technologies and strategies are essential to healthcare organizations as they can thrive in value-based care arrangements and achieve better financial outcomes.

How to Unlock the Full Potential of Your Practice or Organization

Traditionally, integrations between payers, data sources, and providers have relied on outdated data transfer connections, consuming a lot of time from busy IT teams. Due to past negative experiences, providers are hesitant to adopt new technologies, but a new generation of integration technology is changing the game. 

Agent-based connections, robotic process automation, and dynamic API interactions are being used to reduce implementation timelines and effort required from IT teams, enabling direct connections between clinical workflows for payers, data partners, and providers.

Vim’s point-of-care engagement and connectivity platform is a perfect solution to streamline your data processes through a single point of integration. 

Vim empowers providers by surfacing relevant member data directly within their EHR workflows, leading to improved quality of care, better risk-adjustment performance and accuracy, and increased engagement with your solutions. Don’t let data limitations hold you back – Unlock the full potential of your practice or organization with Vim’s exceptional platform.


As the healthcare system shifts to value-based care, providers are pressured to maintain and improve their operations while maintaining (and even improving) the quality of care they offer to their patients. 

The path to success is to optimize physician engagement with scalable point-of-care enablement technology that providers not only use but also demand. Integrating data directly into provider’s EHR during patient-specific workflows eliminates the need to shift providers’ focus or leave their existing EHR workflows while improving diagnosis and treatment outcomes. 

Providers must join forces with data partners, including practice enablers and data aggregators, to align incentives and share accountability to support one another throughout the transition process. 

With Vim’s point-of-care engagement and connectivity platform, patient data can be surfaced directly in provider EHR workflows, leading to enhanced quality of care, better risk-adjustment performance, and more engagement with your solutions.

Vim is a middleware platform for healthcare. Its flexible and scalable cloud-based platform and unique, interactive, integration layer unlock access to provider EHR workflows, allowing for the delivery of data and patient insights when and where providers need it most – at the point of patient care. 

Vim’s partners can choose to leverage Vim’s core applications or deploy their custom applications on top of Vim Connect – Vim’s in-EHR connectivity layer – accelerating time to market at reduced cost and improved flexibility. Digital health builders of all sizes – from national health plans to leading MSOs and tech companies – leverage Vim’s platform to engage with a growing network of 2,000+ provider organizations.

D'Anna Siegle

Director of Content Marketing at Vim

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