Optimizing Care Across the Continuum
Healthcare is experiencing a fundamental shift as new business models emerge. Evolving to value based care, which strikes a balance between ensuring quality and maintaining profitability, is becoming a compelling strategic imperative. Making smooth, efficient and effective connections from the physician’s office or clinic to the hospital stay and then the return home or other appropriate level of care venue is critical to driving value based care through optimization across the continuum. This article provides practical guidance for developing these connections to maximize each patient touch-point and minimize costly inefficiencies.
Essential components include:
Defining outcomes for each patient or patient population Orchestrating processes to ensure quality and financial outcomes are met
Integrating the multidisciplinary team’s efforts to manage care both in the hospital and beyond the hospital walls
Proactive planning to progress patient care across the continuum The absence of these elements may result in a risk of poor quality outcomes, unnecessary returns to higher levels of care, and unnecessary labor and supply costs, thus undermining the ability to achieve the paradigm shift to the value based care strategic imperative.
Design an accountable patient-centered care delivery system across the continuum by:
1. Adjusting Physician Practice Variation to Improve Financial and Quality Outcomes
2. Adjusting Operations to Manage and Sequence Care and reduce expenses
3. Aligning Inpatient Case Management and Expand to Continuum Care Management For an in-depth look at how you can bring your facility in line with the next era of care, visit Modernhealthcare.com/ perspectives_noviastrategies.
Evolving to value based care, which strikes a balance between ensuring quality and maintaining profitability, is becoming a compelling strategic