3: Patient Registration
Performance measures are often drilled down to each clinician and care team and are regularly shared with the entire staff to stimulate and evaluate improvement. Data charts may be displayed in prominent locations on the walls of the practice and performance data are discussed in team meetings.
To improve continuity (block 7) and establish a patient-team partnership (block 5) it is desirable that patients and care teams know each other. Empanelment interacts closely with team formation because teams assume responsibility for their patient panel.
Empanelment enables the practice to calculate adjusted panel size, which determines whether each clinician and team has a reasonable balance between patients demand for care and the capacity to provide that care. Demand exceeding capacity impedes prompt access to care (block 8). Empanelment allows practices to adjust the workload among clinicians and teams.