Here’s everything you need to know about what’s to come in 2018 for physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
In health care, the patient experience matters—and technology, specifically interoperable technology, impacts that.
Once upon a time—actually, not all that long ago—patients were patients. They sought health care from a trusted provider—in most cases, from their family’s primary care physician, who referred them to a specialist if necessary—and that provider scribbled illegible notes about their care on a paper chart that took up space in an overflowing file cabinet somewhere in a cluttered office.
In our first webinar of 2017, WebPT’s co-founder and president, Heidi Jannenga, teamed up with CEO Nancy Ham to discuss the current and future healthcare trends that will impact PTs, OTs, and SLPs. (Missed it? No worries; you can view the complete recording here.) As always, we received quite a few questions during the presentation—way more than we could address live.
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.