Facing slimming margins and increasing competition, healthcare organizations and ASCs need new ways to boost performance and meet the needs of today’s patient-consumers. Healthcare at home, including remote patient monitoring (RPM), postoperative telerehabilitation solutions, and connected care platforms offer systems ways to safeguard their futures.
Creating a robust home health ecosystem can help increase patient volumes, boost patient satisfaction, and improve post-operative or post-discharge recovery for overall higher quality outcomes. Stakeholders can consider three steps to provide a continuum of care that benefits patients, providers, and health systems alike:
- Advertise elective surgeries at ASCs: Meet patient-consumer expectations by advertising your system’s same-day discharge. Healthy, stable patients in need of a routine procedure will self-select, attracted by speed, the ability to recover at home, and ongoing oversight from their trusted surgical team.
- Oversee recovery for quality and cost savings: Send patients home to recover with a smart telerehabilitation device. Along with support staff, your surgical team will be able to keep an eye on recovery metrics to follow the patient’s progression, provide education and support when needed, and ensure quality outcomes. Early interventions reduce the need for costly revisions.
- Invest in workflow efficiencies: With higher, healthier patient volumes coming in for same-day service and leaving with standardized, quality healthcare-at-home recovery protocols, your surgical team will be able to increase the number of surgeries performed daily. Greater patient satisfaction and word of mouth will contribute to patient volumes, and over time will help stabilize a health system’s bottom line.
To read more about how home health can improve patient margins, drive volume, and increase patient satisfaction, read the full article written by our President, Mike Buckholdt, for Chief Healthcare Executive, HERE.