Posts Tagged ‘Video’

One-Minute Health Metrics Video: Home Visits for Medically Complex Patients

October 1st, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Forget yesterday’s house calls; today’s home visits for homebound or medically complex patients enhance the patient experience by helping individuals meet everyday needs, avoid rehospitalization or an ER visit, and connect with community resources.

In fact, three-fourths of healthcare organizations visit some percentage of their patients or health plan members in their homes. This One-Minute Metrics video summarizes home visit practices of 155 healthcare organizations from HIN’s Healthcare Benchmarks market research.

You may also be interested in this related resource: 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Home Visits.

New Video Documents ACO Activity: Accountable Care Doubles in Last Year

July 17th, 2012 by Patricia Donovan

Along with bundled payments, the accountable care organization would be the healthcare model to watch in 2012, predicted healthcare consultant Steven T. Valentine late last fall.

And as this new ACO video from the Healthcare Intelligence Network can attest, The Camden Group president knew what he was talking about. According to 200 healthcare companies who took the HIN ACO survey in May, participation in accountable care organizations doubled in the last year.

The survey also found that today’s ACO is leaner and more efficient, with more physicians at the helm than hospitals and less time necessary to get the ACO up and running.

For the uninitiated, ACOs create integrated delivery systems that encourage teams of physicians, hospitals and other providers to collaboratively coordinate care for ACO members. Built into the ACO model is a business opportunity: provide a focal point of care while attaining health and cost containment goals.

The bundled payment method referenced by Valentine refers to the practice of aligning payments for services delivered across episodes of care or “bundled” care.

Narrated by HIN COO and Executive VP Melanie Matthews, HIN’s second annual ACO analysis delves into ACO administration, size, and the model’s impact on healthcare utilization and care delivery. And in case you missed Valentine’s forecast last fall, his comments are included here.

If you prefer to read an executive summary of the survey results, download it here. A more detailed analysis is available in the HIN bookstore.