Getting your “Value-Based Care House” in Order by Embracing Primary Care By Sylvia Dochterman
Many primary care strategies fall short because health systems focus on the old “heads in beds” mentality. Instead, with value-based care, we need primary care to keep patients out of the hospital.
Five Lessons for Making Your Care Coordination Efforts a Lasting Reality By Crystal Cox Cooper and Robin Figueroa
Care coordination can make the difference toward achieving more consistently positive patient health outcomes. It also helps providers meet several new and increasing outcomes-related financial incentives.
For those in health care who predominately work sitting down, it can be challenging – and easy to forget – to occasionally step away from your work. There is growing evidence that sedentary behavior is negatively affecting our health in a way that is costly to our employers and may literally be killing us.
It is a challenging dichotomy. Just as demand for health services continues to rise, health care payers and providers face difficult decisions around potentially changing their organizational structures to meet the health care industry’s upheaval.
As recently as five years ago, due to a variety of technological and financial factors, providers, insurers and patients were relatively slow to adopt remote patient monitoring (RPM) – technology that enables patients to be monitored outside of traditional clinical settings.