Part IV

As we reach the end of our journey addressing technology to create effective care strategy, we invite you to really take time and consider where your organization stands when it comes to utilizing technology in your daily operations. We’ve addressed the importance to connect with regional providers with a robust electronic health record (EHR) solution. Once you have those links in place, make sure to utilize what those connections can do for you. Interoperability helps set providers up for success. Think about how your care recommendations would be improved if you had full access to your patient’s health history or if you were alerted when your patient enters the emergency department. With access to patient information across multiple care settings and a system with alert notifications and reporting capabilities in place, you can stay on top of a patient’s progress and provide effective, coordinated care strategies.

Now that you have your EHR in place and you’re connected with your partner providers, you can exchange information freely and make effective care decisions thanks to all of the information available at your fingertips. User-friendly dashboards make reporting and understanding your population easier than ever and you’ve got a great partner in your EHR technology provider who guides you step-by-step through navigating industry and technology updates. It seems like all of the pieces are in place and your organization is on the path to success. Now what?

As the demographics in our country shift to a growing older adult population and life spans continue to increase, the need for healthcare will continue to experience growth. When it comes to the evolving landscape of healthcare reimbursement and insurance coverage, there will be an increase of individuals using multi-layers of care services provided by organizations in a variety of areas, whether it be ambulatory, acute or post-acute. Same-day or in-home treatment will begin to replace lengthy hospital stays and other shifts will be made across care communities in order to meet regulatory guidelines of producing quality outcomes while reducing costs.

Those organizations who stand to be most successful during this non-traditional shift in care will be the ones that are open to adopting the right technology. They will be the ones that are willing to look ahead and anticipate the needs of the new patient experience and adapt accordingly.

If your organization anticipates being a key player, it’s so important to make sure that you choose the right technology partner that provides support in all the right places. Your choice of EHR has the ability to set your organization up on the smooth path to success or create stumbling blocks along the way. It certainly should not be a decision made lightly. Connecting with a good partner doesn’t stop with your care network, it should also extend to your technology provider. Are you ready to find the right one?

Dive in here to peruse our latest white paper that provides additional insight and provides further information regarding these success strategies as they relate to post-acute care.

Catch up on our previous posts in our series here: Part I  Part II  Part III