Practicing evidence-based medicine (EBM) is important in today’s health care environment because this model of care offers clinicians a way to enrich quality, provide patient satisfaction, reduce costs and improve outcomes. A common implementation of EBM involves the use of clinical practice algorithms during medical decision-making to encourage optimal care. This widely recognized practice is designed to address the persistent problem of clinical practice variation with the help of actionable information at the point of care.
Kenneth Cohen is a practicing internist who has served as the Chief Medical Officer for New West Physicians since 1996. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Health Sciences and the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy. Under his guidance, New West Physicians has developed extensive programs in outcomes research, quality improvement, and clinical research. He has been the principal investigator for most research studies in which the organization has participated since 1997. He is very selective in choosing studies that not only advance medicine but also provide possible benefits for our New West Physicians patients.