GRIPA’s physicians are independent practitioners or employed physicians—most of whom have active privileges at Rochester General Hospital or Newark Wayne Community Hospital. Their community-based approach to medical care is preferred by many health care consumers because of the continuity of care it provides and the opportunity to develop personal relationships with the physicians who care for them.
These physicians come together in GRIPA to create support systems for their practices that ultimately benefit patients. Among them:
Patients with complex, chronic, or difficult medical conditions often benefit from more medical intervention than a doctor can provide during an office visit or treatment. GRIPA offers a team of physicians, clinical pharmacists, social workers and registered nurses who assist your physician in meeting your needs.
We take a comprehensive view of a patient’s care to remove obstacles to wellbeing—whether it’s arranging rides to a lab for a blood test or finding a prescription drug that’s more affordable.
We review charts in doctors' offices ahead of office visits to help ensure that the doctor is considering all of the relevant data in your case, that he or she schedules you for the appropriate screenings and tests, and that you’re being offered extra assistance when necessary—in nutrition counseling, for instance, or fall prevention.
Information for Patients
We also provide written material for patients to help them understand their conditions and participate in managing their own care. Some of the topics we cover are calcium needs, smoking cessation, preventing falls, etc. If you’d like more information about the condition you’re managing, ask your doctor if there’s a GRIPA Patient Publication on that topic.
GRIPA provides Performance Reports to its physicians so they can continuously improve their own quality standards. We use medical, pharmacy, and clinical results data to provide doctors with a picture of how their care compares to their colleagues. It’s a way for the physician community to monitor its work and ensure patient safety and wellbeing.
GRIPA Connect Clinical Integration is aimed at delivering higher quality patient care. This groundbreaking program creates a connected community of physicians, hospitals, labs, imaging facilities and pharmacies. People responsible for providing medical care to you have electronic access to the information they need to know about you to keep you safe, to order the most effective tests or treatment, to prevent drug and allergy interactions, to eliminate redundant tests.
GRIPA Connect physicians also agree to abide by Clinical Guidelines that have been developed by our own physicians to further improve quality of care.
You’ll see the difference
The majority of our physicians have joined GRIPA Connect and the system is now online. As more and more physicians implement the system in their offices, you will see important benefits that improve your care, protect your safety, and save you time and hassle:
Your physician will be able to receive and read your lab results online—and will receive them more quickly. You won’t have to drive your own x-rays around town!
Prescriptions will be electronically submitted to a pharmacy that’s convenient for you. Refills can be ordered by your physician with a click of a mouse, and he or she will receive automatic notification when you are due for a renewal on your prescription.
Duplicative tests will be virtually eliminated, as physicians will be able to see the results of tests you have recently had.
Participating pharmacies will automatically check for interactions between drugs you have been prescribed.
In an emergency situation, doctors at the hospital will have instant access to some of your most important medical records.