In health care, the patient experience matters—and technology, specifically interoperable technology, impacts that.
If you’ve been in business for a while now, you’ve probably gotten pretty used to the standard healthcare fee-for-service payment model: you provide a service, you bill for said service, and then you get paid for that service. Well, times are a changin’. While practitioners will still provide services and receive payment, that payment will soon be dependent on performance (i.e., outcomes data).
Collaborative, patient-centered care models are the way of the future—and interoperability is critical to their success.
A collaborative-care, pay-for-performance model in healthcare demands that providers from all disciplines actually communicate with one another in real-time—and that requires interoperability.
Widespread data accessibility and usability are crucial to success in a value-driven healthcare environment.
When hospitals force their outpatient rehab therapy providers to use their EHR systems, they increase risk, drive costs, and negatively affect patient care.