by May 30th, 2013on
The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies that are currently affecting the industry.
Patient Engagement and e-Patients
The term “patient engagement” is on the tip of the healthcare industry’s tongue these days. We can only end the long-running trend of low patient engagement, along with the dangerously high cost of care, by shifting to true patient engagement that holds the patient experience, and the power of the resulting data, at forefront of healthcare business strategy. The healthcare industry is shifting emphasis to the patient, caused not only by government mandates but also by a shift in consumer expectations inspired by other industries that have permeated healthcare.
- Patient Digital Experience: The “Other” Other 99%
- Patient engagement is critical for better outcomes
- 7 key issues to tackle in patient engagement
- Survey: Use of Patient Engagement Support Tools Low among Physicians
- What the “E” in E-Patient Really Means
Healthcare Payment Reform
It is a common opinion that our healthcare system does not provide good value for the care received. Incentives for hospitals are not properly matched with delivering the best possible care at an affordable rate. In response, healthcare payment reform models have been created. Bundled payments reimburse healthcare providers based on the expected cost of a group of services delivered, instead of payment for each treatment provided. Hospital value based purchasing tie reimbursement to the quality of care delivered based on clinical results and patient satisfaction.
- Taking back the reins: Value-Based Purchasing in Healthcare
- Maximizing Financial Rewards from Hospital Value Based Purchasing
- Value-Based Purchasing: How Physicians Will Be Compensated in the Future
- What do Hospitals, Physicians Think of Bundled Payments?
- 4 Considerations for Hospital Bundled Payment Programs