We’re always looking for ways to make the health care system work better for everyone, and enabling collaborative care coordination is one way to do that. When the power to coordinate care fits in the palm of your hand, it’s exciting.
With the Optum approach to care coordination, users are able to leverage Optum data, analytics, and health care expertise to view an integrated and comprehensive picture of a patient’s health history and record. This integrated view allows everyone contributing to the care of that patient to be operating on the same complete, real-time understanding of the patient’s health – accessing that information anywhere, any time and on any device.
Partnering with Optum to improve care coordination also allows organizations and care teams to manage patient care proactively, prioritizing interventions and resources in an intuitive and evidence-based manner, through smart, high-impact workflows. Care plans and strategies are updated automatically whenever the patient’s condition changes or new data become available.
Ultimately, coordinating care enables more than proactive care plan management: it also enables cross-care team communication and collaboration. Patients and their care teams should be able to track progress toward goals, exchange secure messages as questions arise, manage decisions or changes together improving engagement and accountability, and ensure that everyone is aligned to the same outcomes.
More than anything, my passion for improving care coordination to make the health system work better is rooted in the deep impact it can have, something that resonates on a personal level for me.
Let me tell you about the impact that I see possible:
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About the Author:
Sarah London is the Chief Product Officer for Optum Analytics. She is responsible for driving strategy and commercialization of Optum’s integrated analytics and care coordination solutions serving both the provider and payer markets.