Healthcare continues to evolve. The recent push for clinical integration is improving the way care is provided and leading to better patient outcomes.
Under the traditional healthcare model, most providers practiced in silos. But this meant limited ability to track patients across healthcare settings as well as lack of access to best practices and tools to enhance communication.
With clinical integration, care is coordinated between doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and specialists, as well as health insurance companies. This coordination helps ensure the most appropriate care is provided at the right time and eliminates duplication of services and treatments. The result is higher-quality care that is safe, efficient and patient-focused.
This benefits everyone from patients and healthcare providers to health insurance providers and employers:
- Patients – Receive care from a healthcare provider who knows them, follows their care and coordinates with caregivers, specialists and health insurance providers.
- Healthcare providers – Provide patients with high-quality care that’s coordinated across healthcare specialties. The helps eliminate duplicate services and treatments and results in fewer adverse prescription drug interactions.
- Health insurance providers – Partner with healthcare systems to provide a customized experience for patients. Collaboration with healthcare providers results in higher-quality care, reduced duplication, lower costs and improved patient satisfaction.
- Employers – Consistent high-quality care provided to employees results in a more engaged and productive workforce.
Network Health consistently tracks members to understand the full spectrum of care they need and receive. With clinical integration, we can ensure members have access to a primary care physician as well as key preventive screening tests to keep them healthy for years to come.
To learn more about clinical integration and how it benefits your healthcare, reach out to your health insurance provider.