With the many unique patient constituencies and workflows, health systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals and children’s hospitals are focusing on the increasingly challenging reimbursement and care coordination process. The focus for their partners is to strengthen and enhance the services that will benefit and improve the communities that they serve.
More than ever, physicians are being asked to manage more patients for prevention and health in addition to problem focused visits. In addition to the data driven tools like EHR’s, the industry can respond with new tools to support the physician patient relationship. Physician groups with the constant cost pressures and consumer expectations for access are looking for new ways to service patients through evisit and telehealth approaches.
Whether you are an ACO on the journey to revised reimbursement models or in a fully managed environment such as Medicare Advantage, you know new care patterns mean new workflows and new supporting tools to support the organization. The ability to connect with patients in a low cost and distributed way on a more frequent basis is one part of the solution to achieve the targets.