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Care Coordination Automation: Tracking Success, Part 4

Collaborative Care technologyOur previous posts have discussed the details of managing care team assignment and composition that’s customized for the whole patient as well as managing patient and population care systems. Now, we move onto the fourth and final discussion topic in this series for supporting a care coordination program using technology: measurement & reporting.

The last step in any effective process is to monitor progress, analyze results and make adjustments accordingly. But in order to track program success, you must start by implementing a measurement strategy that’s unified. Read more “Care Coordination Automation: Tracking Success, Part 4” >

Care Coordination Automation: Management Cycles, Part III

whole patient careIn our previous posts, we’ve discussed whole patient care and the use of technology to build coordinated care teams. Now it’s time to delve deeper and address how to leverage technological tools when treating and managing patients in a collaborative care setting.

Developing the right care plan for each patient requires the dedication of a multidisciplinary team, innovative technologies and an intimate connection with patients. Whole patient care means assembling a comprehensive network of healthcare providers – behaviorists, administrators, social workers, general physicians, payer care managers and specialists – and then assigning patients to the teams best suited to treat their individual conditions. Read more “Care Coordination Automation: Management Cycles, Part III” >

Care Coordination Automation: Use Your Technology, Part II

care coordination technology solutionsWe’ve been talking about using health information technology to leverage both algorithmic automation and expert-human execution for your coordinated care and population health management program. Our last post introduced the first step to effective and efficient collaborative care: Population Determination & Outreach. After defining the patient population in need of care coordination and successfully reaching out to this group, it’s time for the second stage: Care Team Assignment & CompositionRead more “Care Coordination Automation: Use Your Technology, Part II” >

Accountable Care Success Steps: Payment Model And Incentive Alignment

In order to be successful your Accountable Care Organization needs:

But that’s not all. Your ACO requires significant investments of time, energy, dedicated leadership, solid governance and organizational structures and, most importantly, a strong and unwavering commitment among all participants to transition from a Fee-for-Service (FFS) to a Fee-for-Value (FFV) payment model. Read more “Accountable Care Success Steps: Payment Model And Incentive Alignment” >

Accountable Care Success Steps: Utilizing Metrics And Data Effectively

After you get a clear picture of your patient population, and you establish the necessary clinical programs and care coordination network to support your Accountable Care Organization, it’s time to focus on the numbers. More importantly, it’s time to focus on the patient population health knowledge those numbers reveal. Read more “Accountable Care Success Steps: Utilizing Metrics And Data Effectively” >

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