What is an SMA?
SMAs offer an innovative, interactive approach to healthcare that brings patients with common needs together with one or more healthcare providers. While an individual appointment typically lasts 15 to 30 minutes, a shared appointment is 90 minutes – 8h long, allowing participants to spend more time with the healthcare team.
Shared appointments can address the hurdles encountered in the traditional one on one office visit: time constraints, other co-morbidity medical conditions, and lack of education resources to name a few.
- Over 85% preferred SMAs to One-on-One Clinician Visits
- Cleveland Clinic has held more than 40,000 SMA appointments
- Decreased readmission rates for Cardiac Patients
- SMAs have increased on average 27% per year