$25 million grant from James M. Cox Foundation aims to transform patient care at Emory
A $25 million grant from the James M. Cox Foundation will launch new patient-centered care models at Emory designed to improve patient experiences and outcomes. Prostate cancer care will be the initial clinical focus of the model.
"This generous gift from the Cox Foundation will create an opportunity to translate some of our most successful initiatives in Emory Medicine across key clinical areas and accelerate our ability to deliver the highest quality health care along with the most satisfactory patient and provider experience," said Christian Larsen, MD, DPhil, dean of Emory University School of Medicine and vice president for health center integration in Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center. "Our primary concern is serving our patients and their families both effectively and efficiently." Dr. Larsen is also a faculty member of the IMP program.
The five-year initiative accelerates efforts already underway within Emory Medicine to create more streamlined and reliable care for patients and families. It includes:
- Simplified appointment scheduling via new technologies;
- Enhanced coordination among the entire health care team of urologists, radiologists, oncologists, allied health professionals and nurses;
- Better communication with patients and families including 24-hour access to clinical staff;
- Telemedicine options; and
- Consistent and effective patient education and follow-up care.