Welcome back to our Four Questions Series! Houston Methodist Coordinated Care (HMCC) is an Accountable Care Organization located in Houston, Texas that is participating in the Track 3 Medicare Shared Savings Program. HMCC consists of a dedicated team of medical professionals working together to provide high-quality, coordinated care for their participating beneficiaries. Their care programs include coordinated care, transitional care as well as advanced illness care services, all of which work to improve patient outcome and experiences.
“Super SNFs” are reinventing post-acute care. These medical resort facilities are designed to be a one-stop-shop for patients in need of long-term treatment, marrying complex care and high quality of life.
Welcome back to our Four Questions Series! We caught up with the Care Management team at Harbor Health Plan in Michigan to learn more about how the team uses PatientPing in their daily workflows. Harbor Health (formerly ProCare Health Plan) is owned by Trusted Health Plan. Harbor Health was certified as a Clinic Plan in 1996, a Qualified Health Plan in 1998, and a licensed HMO in December 2000. Harbor Health has dedicated, experienced, and well-trained staff who have been involved in healthcare delivery for many years. Harbor Health ensures that its member’s medical.
As many of you know, PatientPing hosted its first-ever community event last week at the Connecticut Hospital Association offices in Wallingford, Connecticut. The event brought together nearly 100 of our health system, hospital, skilled nursing, and home health providers from all over New England to network, share best practices, and provide product development feedback. The PatientPing platform allows users to gain real-time access to critical patient data at the point of care, as well as receive notifications when their patients receive care elsewhere.
By the year 2050, there will be nearly 86 million people in the US over the age of 65, effectively doubling the current senior population. As this population continues to grow, providers are tasked with serving more patients in an environment already facing pressures to reduce costs. As care coordination continues to be at the forefront of care quality conversations, providers have the opportunity to fit together all of the aspects of patient care to keep this population healthy.
In less than three months, Mr. K went from seeing only his primary care physician (PCP) to seeing 11 clinicians in 11 different offices for five procedures. During that time, he learned he had both a kidney stone and cancer in his liver, necessitating quick action in a limited timeframe. Throughout the process, his PCP coordinated his care, communicating with the new providers 40 times combined, and with Mr. K and his spouse a total of 12 times.
In many ways, families are the backbone of patient care. Children’s hospitals have known this for a long time. They often give out laptops, do laundry, and provide comfortable overnight accommodations for parents of children in the hospital. They know that when children are sick, parents are the ones who comfort them, give them medicine, feed them, and help them adhere to treatment plans.
At first glance, it can often seem that our healthcare system is broken. Countless companies and thought leaders talk about overhauling the entire system. Costs are rising, interoperability is lacking, and quality needs to be improved across the board.
Many people fear being a patient in a hospital. In reality, what happens when the patient leaves is often more confusing, disjointed, and even dangerous.
Across America, healthcare is retreating from rural communities. Rural hospitals are closing at alarming rates, and nearly two-thirds of the Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas deemed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) are in rural communities.