Learn how leaders in healthcare innovation are tackling the industry’s most challenging problems.
Health care providers are facing pressures from multiple directions, making expectations increasingly difficult to meet. The regulatory environment continues to evolve and makes new demands. The move from traditional fee-for-service to value-based care models adds complexity to financial strategy, and increases the pressure to deliver care efficiency. Huge amounts of capital have been invested in electronic medical records with mixed results. Increased consolidation of both hospital systems and physician organizations puts pressure on leadership and creates expectations for improved performance.
Coincident with the aging of the baby boomer generation and associated demographic pressure on health care delivery, consumerism advances and new attitudes and approaches emerge around new sites of care and new modes of care delivery. Particularly in acute care fields such as emergency medicine, hospitalist care, and behavioral health, staff shortages continue to exist and are exacerbated as competition intensifies and the number of new care delivery models increase.
Given these increasing pressures from multiple directions, and expectations for better performance, new ways of doing business are needed for traditional acute care delivery facilities.
New care delivery models must enable acute care delivery to move from a fixed capacity/variable demand model to a variable capacity model that can be adjusted to meet the variable demand - both for individual facilities and across multiple facilities in the health system. An integrated on-site and virtual care model can allow existing resources to be more effectively leveraged and scaled across the organization.