CONNECTED HEALTH CONFERENCE • Boston, MA • October 25-27, 2017
A key characteristic of value-based care is moving away from an episodic, fee-for-service model. Value-based care pays for value and outcomes. However, to achieve this, patients must become the center of care. Long and short term outcomes must be the focus.
With that, patients must be 'activated' to become full participants in their care (as opposed to passive recipients). Luckily, patients can monitor their health status with devices and apps to ensure progress, rather than waiting for a crisis to occur.
Through digital tools and health coaching, patients benefit in improved outcomes and value. To complete the circle of care, tools must be integrated into EMRs and provider team workflows, enabling caregivers to be alerted of deterioration and monitor ongoing progress. By closing this loop, the patient is an active part of team-based care.
This viewpoint was inspired by Brian Eastwood, an analyst at Chilmark Research, who recently took the stage at the inaugural Patient Experience Symposium in Boston. Read more.