Healthcare costs in the United States continue to escalate. Changes in demographics, population growth, and increased chronic diseases are key factors for increasing cost. As more Americans are aging so does the prevalence of chronic diseases in the population. The high cost of accessing healthcare is at the forefront of all national debate. The focus is to provide quality access to healthcare while reducing cost.The new healthcare delivery system is focused on the following:
- Primary care/preventive and focusing on the clinical care coordination model
- Use of ambulatory services-outpatient
- Medical home model
- Physician/hospital alignment
- Population health
- Reducing inpatient admissions and readmissions
- Treating chronic diseases efficiently and effectively
- Use of innovative resources to focus on cost containment, access, and high quality
- Accountable Care Organizations
Core Com Telehealth is well positioned to work on innovative models currently being considered as part of the solution to increasing healthcare costs. Technology facilitates access in a cost effective and efficient way to provide health services. The integration of concepts used in Telehealth offers the best hope for improving efficiency while providing healthcare services remotely to a population that has little or no access and to those that need continuous monitoring to prevent high cost healthcare treatments.
A patient simply needs to have access to a telephone to be able to have contact with a healthcare provider. Telemonitoring avoids costly situations, emergency room visits; readmissions and more importantly, a patient can access care, medical advice and education on real time. Technology thus has now provided opportunities in the healthcare delivery model by increasing access, delivering quality care and reducing cost. It also enables clinical coordination among providers of care.
Solutions For Hospitals
Core Com offers a comprehensive technology and services solution to facilitate mobile, paperless, remote patient monitoring thereby improving overall patient health, peace of mind and ability to age in place, while lowering health costs from anywhere, anytime.
Health Reform Impact on Hospitals… what can we offer you?
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