HealthLeaders Media May 24, 2024
Christopher Cheney

Health systems are shifting away from disease-based care.


– The disease-centric model of care is physiological. The human-centric approach is more psychological.

– The benefits of a human-centric approach include viewing the patient as a whole person rather than a person with a disease.

– The human-centric model of care focuses on helping patients live their lives to the fullest, which bolsters clinician experience.

Sentara Health is embracing a human-centric model of care.

Historically, clinicians have practiced disease-centric care, which focuses on at-the-moment health concerns and episodes. But more and more clinicians are shifting to holistic approaches to care that focus on keeping their patients healthy and partnering with patients to meet health goals.

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