Reform and rising costs continue to push the importance of care management systems to the forefront. With the growing prominence of population health for provider organizations, provider-based care management becomes a critical bridge that ties the analytics of the population to proactive care interventions. However, health systems face challenges in order to thrive amid changing payment models. For example, they will increasingly need to work toward developing integrated solutions to keep their patient population and surrounding communities healthy. Data, analytics and technology are critical and can positively impact workflow and help staff work smarter.
Healthcare is an intensely complex industry where innovations, regulations, and business models constantly morph and patient lives hang in the balance. To manage these intricacies, hospitals have been employing IT solutions for decades. But with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in full swing, accountable care and pay-for-performance delivery and reimbursement models taking shape, and meaningful use stage 2 and ICD-10 on the horizon, never has it been more apropos for healthcare organizations to deploy truly transformational technologies.