Wednesday, May 12 | Human Services, Post-Acute Care, EHR Solutions and Operations, Care Coordination

4 Strategies for Building a Solid Foundation of Integration

By Danielle Ross, Chief Information Officer

When health information remains siloed between disparate systems, provider organizations miss the opportunity for true coordination and informed care. Having an integrated, data-driven electronic health record (EHR) platform that works across the care continuum is essential when building a solid foundation for comprehensive care.

Creating a secure and scalable foundation that supports data sharing beyond the four walls of your organization not only promotes an integrated care model, but boosts time savings, addresses provider shortages and improves outcomes.

In a recent webinar, Balance Agility + Stability In 4 Steps, the presenters and I took a deeper dive into the importance of building a foundation for integrated care, resulting in better care coordination and clinician satisfaction. 4 key takeaways from the May webinar included:

  1. Identify your foundational needs and vision for organizational stability Every year, I work with dozens of healthcare agencies to help them review their operations, analyzing processes regarding resources, training, technology, billing issues and more. Building strategy is her expertise – understanding what your agency needs and wants beforehand is key.
  2. Discover simple strategies for sharing critical information with providers from external sources at the point of care While sharing and receiving data seamlessly outside the four walls of your organization might sound complicated, implementing the right technologies make it simple. Does your organization have the proper tools, technologies and workflows in place to make integrated care a reality?
  3. Ensure your model is built to support clinician and consumer satisfaction, as well as prove ROI In addition to being strong and scalable, your model needs to make clinicians’ lives easier, support consumer experience and provide data-based outcomes. A foundation built to grow with you and those you serve while collecting and reporting outcomes to prove success is essential, especially in the world of value-based care.
  4. Learn how to innovate and pivot as market forces demand or opportunities arise – while strengthening your organizational sustainability If 2020 taught us anything, it was the importance of adapting and persevering through change. Industry and community demand constantly fluctuate, therefore swiftly adjusting to new market needs will help your organization stay both competitive and agile.

Building an integrated foundation for coordinated care is key for organizations to improve outcomes and inform their care delivery. Check out the recorded webinar to learn more!

 

 

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