James Holly's archive

SETMA’s soon-to-be 21 years of healthcare delivery can logically be seen in three seven-year segments:

• 1995-2002 – marked by the development of a team approach to healthcare, electronic medical records, which morphed into electronic medical management, population health, and the foundation of analytics and data management with 1999-sentinel events that continue to define our care delivery.

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In the first week of January, as we reviewed the details of what we expected in December 2014 to accomplish in 2015, we were reminded of other years in which we had specific, stated goals. 

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In January each year, SETMA reviews the goals we established the previous year and sets goals for the coming year. In January 2015, SETMA partners, executive management and colleagues set the following goals:

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On May 21, 2015, Medical Home News submitted a series of questions to SETMA The first was: “You have an extraordinary passion for your practice, your patients, and you pursuit of excellence. Where does that passion come from?”

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SETMA’s team approach to inpatient care is a success, as demonstrated by the facts that our lengths of stay, quality metrics, cost of care and patient satisfaction are excellent. And this team approach is one of the reasons why the indigent, uninsured and unassigned patients for whom we care receive the same quality of care as our private patients. I would offer the following observations about SETMA’s team.

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