Until fairly recently, patient engagement was not a business imperative for hospitals. The importance of patient engagement has increased primarily because of two changes in the way Medicare pays healthcare providers—the advent of readmission penalties and the transition to value-based reimbursement.
The future of care is in the home. Lower costs, improved outcomes and better engagement are the results. The journey to home care is not possible without making accessibility to technology-based platforms easier and by replacing the traditional model with community-based multidisciplinary networks.
Health systems and physician practices can do a better job providing preventive services to patients to help maintain their health and save lives, according to a new study. Only 8% of U.S. adults received all of the high-priority, appropriate preventive care recommended, researchers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found in a study published in Health Affairs.
With an ongoing physician shortage, primary care practices are increasingly turning to nurse practitioners and other interdisciplinary provider scenarios to fill the care delivery void, a new study in Health Affairs finds.