Contact with patients is key to good case management. Communication, updates and ensuring patients meet recovery requirements, as well as future preventative measures. These things improve patient outcomes but also increases revenue for the facility.
The article, “Closing Gaps in Care: Improving Patient Outcomes and Revenue Recovery” by Jaci Haack looks at three ways hospitals and other healthcare facilities can better engage patients and also increase revenue in the process. She states,
“Encouraging patients to return to care sooner will not only ensure better outcomes but also ease the healthcare system back to normal. Given the magnitude of postponed care, this will hopefully quell a sudden wave of hospitalizations for newly diagnosed conditions that could overwhelm hospitals that may be facing another COVID-19 surge.”
As society attempts to recover from the virus, it is important to engage patients to ensure quality care and prevention. It is also important for healthcare to continue to grow financially so it can continue to offer services to patients. Better Outcome Patient Management is key to this and communication is pivotal
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An important element in healthcare is coordination. Good case management requires coordination between different departments and professionals. Everyone needs to be on the same page and working towards one common goal. This increases patient recovery and also minimizes unneeded expenses and relapses.
The article, “Five Key Steps for Better Healthcare Coordination” by Robin Figueroa discusses the necessity of team work and departments working together and coordinating. She states,
“While “care coordination” can mean varying things to people, ultimately it’s about having a patient-centric approach that consistently anticipates and meets the needs of patients and their caregivers. Think of great care coordination as “seeing around corners” on behalf of patients—helping them know what’s next in their care and paving the way for care to happen more smoothly.”
Good article for those interested in Healthcare and management. This article in particular deals with the many issues of Population Strategy and lists twelve ways healthcare professionals can better deal with this issue. Please also review our Case Management Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional needs.
The article, 12 key steps to a successful population health strategy, states
“No single vendor in the current healthcare IT market meets all the requirements of population health management that providers are looking for, says Dale Sanders, who spent 22 years as a healthcare chief information officer and now serves as senior vice president at Health Catalyst, an analytics vendor. To help organizations make sense of the available vendor options and understand what is required to effectively manage populations, Sanders offers 12 criteria to plan PHM strategy and evaluate vendors.”
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Good article on lowering healthcare costs. Please also review our Case Management Certification to learn more about healthcare and managing healthcare costs in case management
The article, 3 Entrepreneurs Who Made It Their Mission to Lower Health Care Costs, by Vijay Govindaraja and Mahesh Sriram , states,
“There is a healthcare crisis in the U.S. which cries out for breakthrough healthcare delivery innovations that aim at significant cost reductions and wider coverage. In 2016, the U.S. spent a staggering $3.2 trillion, or almost 18% of its GDP, on health care — that’s $10,000 per person, twice as much as any other country in the industrialized world.”
Good article for medical professionals as well individuals looking for the best price on the drugs they need for their conditions. Please also review our Case Management Certification
The article, How to know if you’re paying too much for that drug, by Jill Cornfield states,
“Filling a prescription is pretty simple. In some states, including Maine, Minnesota and New York, your doctor electronically files the order. Elsewhere you bring the doctor’s scribbled instructions to a pharmacist.”
Good article about the uncertainties following the new healthcare changes and in regards to Obamacare.
The article, Beyond Obamacare: What’s Ahead for U.S. Health Care in 2018, by Mark Pauly and Robert Field states,
“The debate over U.S. health care reform and the future of the Affordable Care Act dominated headlines in 2017, but that subject could take a backseat this year as the Trump administration faces other challenges, according to Robert I.”
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