The adoption of value-based care is driving a shift in how we view a patients’ health – from episodic to a continuum of maintenance and prevention – empowering patients to meaningfully engage with providers. While care management has traditionally been limited to a subset of diseases and care settings, value-based care is pushing the industry to address the needs of patients across the acuity spectrum with convenient, continuous and personalized care.
However, healthcare organizations are operating in an ecosystem that is stifled by inefficiency, a lack of actionable insights, and poor adoption of effective digital technology. While providers are faced with unprecedented pressure to adapt to new processes and requirements, they’re contending with a tsunami of inaccessible and fragmented data, causing them to feel ill-equipped to meet quality benchmarks and gaps in care to ultimately be overlooked. Healthcare organizations need tools that support the needs of all stakeholders, reduce the friction between payers and providers, and use data insights to deliver patient-centric care where and when it’s needed.
During the recent HIMSS 2019 Global Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, FL, IDC released a white paper, “A Digital Platform for Value-Based Care Management,” sponsored by Philips, which highlights the ability of third-party population health management (PHM) platforms to ease the journey from volume to value for all stakeholders. Serving as the architecture of a value-based care strategy, digital PHM platforms allow healthcare organizations to embrace an integrated approach to care. These platforms serve as a centralized source of patient information that accepts and transmits data to and from multiple settings of care, provides insights to guide clinicians to the most appropriate care action, and enables communication and collaboration between stakeholders regarding patient needs.