Optimizing the technologies and processes behind clinical care

Our last blog discussed some of the new rules for optimizing patient access in the world of consumerism and value-based reimbursement. Today, we’ll take a look at optimizing the technologies and the processes behind clinical care.

For a deeper look at ways you can optimize financial performance under value-based care, download the Optum eBook “Beyond the Curve of Health Care.

The ability to manage the clinical information from every clinician in every location is key. Gathering and managing such information begins with your first patient interaction and continually develops over time. Optimizing clinical care work flow requires efficiencies at every point of the care continuum, including all-hours access to the most complete and up-to-date information available.

There are several ways to create clinical care efficiencies:

  • Increase patient access, close care gaps and reduce costs by offering online and mobile access to care
  • Reduce operational and clinical turnarounds through enhanced data integration and sharing
  • Strengthen care coordination and patient safety through cloud-based connectivity
  • Use actionable intelligence to gain greater control over cost, payment and care

It’s all about putting accurate information in both the patients’ and physicians’ hands, so the most effective, well-informed decisions can be made. With better communication and care, organizations will see fewer readmissions — and happier patients. That makes any journey much more pleasant.

In our next blog, we’ll discuss the third area in which value-based organizations are optimizing performance: medical necessity.Beyond the curve

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