The Future of US Healthcare Part II: Care Coordination – the key to sustainable healthcare


Autor: Barry Bittman

Tytuł: The Future of US Healthcare Part II: Care Coordination – the key to sustainable healthcare

Opis: Care Coordination: the key to sustainable healthcare

The challenges of ensuring sustainable high quality healthcare for our nation must not be underestimated. This highly complex system with current expenditures exceeding $2.6 trillion per year cannot continue in its present state.

The system is broken.

Our goal is to ensure the survival of high quality healthcare for our communities. Let’s begin by getting back to our roots — where our nation’s healthcare actually began. Hospitals were originally founded by community volunteers who were intent on taking care of their neighbors in need.

In a similar manner, our patient-centric strategy is based on what we refer to as a Community Care Network — a CCN. The CCN is actually a cost-effective extension of a community hospital that operates seamlessly with other local health agencies to support the ongoing needs of its patients through physician-directed coordinated care. Consider it an all-encompassing healthcare system without walls — or a patient centered medical home on steroids.

We actually like to refer to it as a patient-centered medical condominium.

Through a novel strategy that integrates student health coaches, our CCN’s mission is to provide the highest quality continuum of compassionate, outcomes-based, patient-centered, culturally-sensitive healthcare. Each patient’s choice is respected, and our quality measures are outcome, rather than process-based.

We adhere to a „no-discharge” policy. We will not abandon people in a sea of seemingly overwhelming healthcare challenges where they struggle to stay afloat. Our commitment extends beyond the confines of disease management — addressing socioeconomic, educational, psychosocial and behavioral factors, as well as each person’s adherence potential. Our quest is to identify and eliminate medical errors, care gaps and obstacles to receiving healthcare whenever possible.

Data publikacji: 14.07.2012