SCN Provider Directory - September 2021
SCN includes both independent and employed physicians working together. Through the Provider Directory, you will find a complete listing of Sparrow Care Network providers, including their contact and referral information and if they are currently accepting new patients.
Sparrow Care Network and Clinical Integration
In 2014, Sparrow and physician leaders initiated the creation of Sparrow Care Network (SCN), a Clinically Integrated Organization. Through this partnership, SCN physicians and Sparrow Health System are transforming the way we deliver health care to our patients and region. SCN is led by physicians and is comprised of primary care, medical, surgical and hospital-based specialties. It includes both independent, as well as Sparrow employed physicians, working together on a collaborative basis to develop and implement a new care delivery model. Today, the network is more than 600 providers strong throughout mid-Michigan and spans a range of health care needs.
Clinical Integration is the most effective response to the current shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement. Nationally, the best physicians and health care systems are achieving Clinical Integration.
Resources & Tools
Our goal is to make it easy for you to learn about and understand the benefits to partnering with SCN. Below are some services that support your access to clinical integration information.
The SCN Bulletin offers the latest information from Sparrow Care Network. Full versions are emailed directly to SCN members, but highlights can be found here each quarter.
Choosing Wisely: Evidence-Based Recommendations
The mission of Choosing Wisely is to promote conversations between clinicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is:
- Supported by evidence
- Not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received
- Free from harm
- Truly necessary
Beginning in 2012, national organizations representing medical specialists have asked their members to identify tests or procedures commonly used in their field whose necessity should be questioned and discussed. This call to action has resulted in specialty-specific lists of “Things Providers and Patients Should Question.”
To help patients engage their health care provider in these conversations, and empower them to ask questions about what tests and procedures are right for them, patient-friendly materials were created based on the specialty societies’ lists of recommendations of tests and treatments that may be unnecessary.
Success Stories detail ways in which clinicians are implementing the campaign in their practice and how patients are avoiding unnecessary care.
To assist SCN physicians with their mandatory CME requirements, Sparrow Care Network (SCN) has purchased a tool called COMET (CONTINUING ONLINE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING). COMET is easy to use, can be used anywhere and anytime, and it also assists in keeping track of CME.
COMET is owned and operated by Lakeland Care and their mission statement reflects the desire of Lakeland Care to educate our communities by any means possible including COMET.
These videos and transcripts available on COMET provide current, vital information at your own leisure. The educational component of COMET stresses evidence-based medicine and promotes independent learning while obtaining CME. Your CME transcripts and certificates are instantly added to your personal records for credentialing needs and archiving. Non-COMET activities can also be added to your records so that you can track all your CME credits in one place. The ease of this system will make CME widely attainable with ensuring quality educational value.
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