Value-Based Care Models Need Actionable Data Tools to Drive Patient Engagement and Outcomes

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Healthcare delivery is undergoing a significant shift towards value-based care models. These models prioritize positive health outcomes and cost-effectiveness, unlike the previous focus on the quantity of services provided The success of these models heavily relies on patient engagement, a critical component that ensures patients actively participate in managing their health. This shift is increasingly important as healthcare systems strive to achieve better health outcomes while also controlling costs.

With advanced data and technology fueling patient engagement strategies, how can healthcare providers optimize this engagement within value-based care models to maximize both patient outcomes and operational efficiency?

Brent Smith, healthcare benefits and wellbeing enthusiast and Vice President of National Account Sales at Anthem Inc. provides expert insight into the effective implementation of patient engagement strategies within VBC frameworks. Utilizing Anthem’s innovative Health Operating System (HealthOS), Dr. Smith outlines how the integration of comprehensive data analysis and strategic information sharing between healthcare providers and patients can lead to improved health management and care outcomes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Integrated Data Systems: Utilizing HealthOS, Anthem has facilitated seamless two-way information exchange between physicians and the insurer, enhancing the breadth and accuracy of patient data available to healthcare providers.
  • Actionable Insights: By synthesizing extensive patient data—including dental, pharmacy, behavioral, and lab results—Anthem provides physicians with actionable insights directly into patients’ electronic medical records, enabling informed decision-making during consultations.
  • Efficient Patient Interactions: These insights equip doctors to address critical health issues and next steps efficiently during the limited time of patient interactions, potentially increasing the quality of care.
  • Comprehensive Health Picture: The integration of varied health data ensures that physicians have a holistic view of a patient’s health, aiding in more personalized and effective treatment plans.
  • Outcome Improvement and Gap Closure: By improving the flow of information and focusing on key patient engagement strategies, gaps in care are closed, and overall health outcomes are enhanced.

Article by Sonia Gossai

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