Vera Whole Health recently announced a strategic collaboration with Virginia Mason. We sat down with Ryan to learn more about what this means for Vera.
Q: Why are Vera and Virginia Mason working together?
Ryan Schmid : We are completely aligned in our mission to reduce waste and improve health for our patients. And we complement each other really well. Vera Whole Health will couple its primary/preventive care expertise and health coaching with Virginia Mason’s clinical best practices to enhance patient care. The future of health care is primary, preventive care that focuses on keeping people healthy, not treating them after they are sick. When additional care is needed, it is about getting patients to the appropriate point of care right away. We believe our collaborative model will do just that.