Topic Results for "Patient Outcomes"

Measuring Practice Success and Patient Care: eConsult Patient Benefits

eConsult patient benefits include patients save money with fewer copays, less travel expenses and reduced time off work; patient satisfaction improves when diagnosis and treatment are delivered quickly; equal access to specialty care increases because social and geographic challenges related to care are reduced; and outcomes also improve when patients receive treatment fast, avoid expensive emergency care, and experience better care continuity.

Measuring Practice Success and Patient Care: 20% of eConsults Report a New Diagnosis

After launching an eConsult program, referral trends should decline and stabilize once eConsults are being used regularly by your providers. Earlier, we reviewed a chart that showed a peak in eConsult usage. This peak is the ideal time to educate providers about additional specialties that eConsult can support.  My team can provide sample use cases and common conditions during this period to improve cost savings and reduce the burden to patients that come with visiting a specialist in-person.

Measuring Practice Success and Patient Care

eConsults are proven to reduce specialty care costs for patients, providers and payers. eConsults also support value-based care in tangible and practical ways by creating a path to faster diagnosis and treatment; improving or eliminating wait times for specialists’ visits; increasing access to sub-specialties; and minimizing worsened health outcomes resulting from delayed patient care.

Providing Access to Pediatric Specialty Expertise by Extending eConsult Offerings to Internal and External Requesting Providers

Boston Children’s launched their eConsults program to provide a streamlined way for internal primary care providers to submit questions, quickly expanding this to an external affiliated provider network of 600+ primary care providers. Additional use cases were identified for inpatient eConsults submitted by community hospitals for review by a pediatric Dermatologist. Offering eConsults while leveraging tools like AristaMD to bridge interoperability between systems ultimately expands access to pediatric specialty expertise.

Patient Education for Informed Decision-Making

In today’s complex world of healthcare, it’s more important than ever for people to have the knowledge they need to make wise decisions about their well-being. Patient education is a key part of this process, and it’s about more than just passing along information.