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.
After last month’s talk with Kevin Hutchinson about the Kaiser model, patient engagement and the rise of data analytics, this month’s blog with Dr. John Glaser, Senior Vice President, Population Health at Cerner, touches on the importance of knowing when to make the shift to value-based care. Providers are straddling the line between volume and value and their timing for moving toward the value-end of the spectrum is ripe for risk, but also for reward.
Kevin Hutchinson, current founder & CEO of MyTaskit, as well as long-time advisor to PatientPing, shares his insights in the next edition of our Four Questions blog. With an extensive background in healthcare–from being the Former Founding President & CEO at SureScripts to advising multiple growth-stage companies–Kevin’s insights and knowledge are invaluable to PatientPing.
Vince Kuraitis, advisor and strategic healthcare consultant, connected with PatientPing’s founder Jay Desai on the potential for healthcare to transform into a platform industry: Think Facebook, Google or Amazon. To Vince, healthcare desperately needs to capitalize on the network effect, but this can’t happen until healthcare embraces platform companies to support this business model.
The Emergency Department (ED) is a chaotic place, and is unfortunately the start of many patients’ healthcare journeys. The ED has traditionally been an area of healthcare that could benefit from stronger care coordination.
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.
When asked her top priority for Patient #4, the hospital nurse caring for her stated that keeping the patient in bed would be best. And the doctor’s orders? “Get her out of bed.”