Topic Results for "practice performance"

Elevating Care Impact: The Power of eConsults in Healthcare

eConsults are a key clinical innovation that can assist in addressing inequities in access to specialty care. One of the critical aspects where eConsults have significantly elevated care impact is improving patient outcomes. Through eConsults, healthcare providers can collaborate more efficiently, leading to faster and more accurate diagnoses, timely treatment interventions, and better management of chronic conditions. This results in improved patient health outcomes, reduced hospital readmissions, and enhanced quality of life. 

Common Challenges to Achieve Clinical Quality Goals: Containment

Containment in healthcare involves equipping providers with the appropriate recommendations to effectively manage a patient’s care within their practice, without the need for unnecessary referrals or consultations outside of the practice. This is particularly important in ensuring efficient resource utilization and reducing healthcare costs while maintaining high-quality care.

Evaluate Practice Performance Metrics for eConsult Programs: Measuring Practice Cost Savings

eConsults drive practice cost savings for your practices by replacing referrals, eliminating unnecessary testing, reducing emergency room visits and avoiding hospital readmissions. An eConsult that avoids a specialty referral results in 3 avoided specialty visits, which is the average number of appointments needed to diagnose and treat a patient. Each specialty visit costs approximately $300. The avoided visit savings to an at-risk practice is $900.

Increasing PCP Adoption of Value-Based Care Strategies

An adopter of value-based care strategies, MemorialCare’s eConsult program delivers timely care, downstream cost savings and PCP involvement in patient care. specialist care, driving downstream cost savings and increasing PCP involvement in patient care. Anne LaNova, Executive Director of Digital Consumer Experience, discusses how EHR integration and financial incentives for PCPs contributed to the program’s success.