Part I

As care provider roles evolve across the healthcare continuum, the post-acute realm is finding itself playing a more strategic role than ever before. The need for post-acute care facilities is growing. Formerly independent facilities are joining forces with integrated healthcare systems to help provide seamless transitions of care. In fact, a common theme across care segments is that they are diverting away from a traditional care path and becoming more strategic in addressing the holistic needs of an individual.

This can all be attributed to the evolving measures that determine new reimbursement models that call for more effective care resulting in improved patient outcomes. Everyone is experiencing an increased responsibility of coordinated care and assuming risk. That’s why it’s important for all types of care facilities to adopt the right technology to ensure success beyond post-acute care and across the entire care continuum.

The right technology addresses all of the above and more, by appropriately addressing issues, improving patient care and supporting providers as they work to provide cost effective quality care.

In order to keep up with it all – the management of the complex care needs of patients, while reducing overall healthcare costs – there is a demand for these integrated healthcare groups to be connected digitally in order to share patient information. Access to fluid patient information helps the overall effort to streamline workflows and care, support appropriate care decisions and efficiently report outcomes; which is really what it’s all about. It’s vital for organizations to work collaboratively with their system counterparts so successful care plans can be established. The better your patients are doing, the more rewards your organization reaps.

Digital solutions are available to make it all happen, but it’s about choosing the right technology partner that can set you up for success in the long run. Providers need to be equipped with the tools necessary to identify how to provide the right care, at the right place, at the right time.

Organizations that want to remain competitive and gain opportunities with health systems will need to make it a priority to be open to adopting the right type of technology to make it happen. Throughout this four-part series, “Embracing Technology for Effective Care Strategy,” join us as we explore key areas of digital solutions to leverage the right support for facilities that should not be overlooked for those looking to achieve success.

The evolution of technology in healthcare is a moving forward at a rapid pace. Ask yourself, “Is our organization ready for the ride? Or are we going to be left behind?”

Check out Part II of Dawn’s series on the importance of technology here.