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Sutter pilot program coordinates patient care
Sacramento Business Journal

At a pilot program in Davis, they call it the “Mo-Joe,” the handoff of a patient from one provider to another that’s central to a new trend in health care nationwide. The idea is to provide patients with coordinated care from a group of medical providers working together in the same office, called a patient-centered medical home. The goal is to cut costs and improve care. Joe Odom, 65, is a patient at the pilot program in Davis, run by Sutter Health. Odom — the Joe in Mo-Joe ­— has diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.