There is no silver bullet to ensure that two patients with similar conditions do not have wildly different treatments, costs or results.
From inadequate coordination between clinicians to misaligned incentives and care discrepancies on a global scale, reimagining the patient experience to achieve better outcomes – at lower costs – has become a critical area of focus for transforming the clinical business model.
When transitioning to innovative models that allow health organizations to navigate the complexities of chronic conditions while satisfying preventive care measures, it’s clear no single effort will drive and sustain the change needed across the industry. Instead, an approach is needed that calls on providers to consistently apply the best knowledge — based on research, evidence-based practices and clinical experience — while more deeply engaging patients in their care.
5 Hallmarks of a clinically advanced healthcare organization
Crucial key building blocks for achieving clinical effectiveness include:
- Knowledge: Lifelong learning is rooted in evidence-based clinical knowledge that extends across the care continuum, research community, and patient themselves.
- Culture: Culture motivates and mobilizes extended care teams to adopt a patient-centered philosophy and unwavering commitment to quality, safety and efficiency.
- Evidence: Adherence to recommended best practices, based on the best available evidence to improve care outcomes, reduces unnecessary interventions and therapies, and cuts costs.
- Patient-centricity: Fostering healthcare literacy and dialogue between patients and clinicians produces higher levels of engagement, and empowers patients to more actively participate in their own care.
- Alignment: Adopting robust healthcare solutions that, when combined with advanced analytics, can help healthcare organizations improve clinical decision-making, and accurately measure clinical outcomes.
Like cogs to the machine, successfully navigating the complexities facing value-based healthcare takes a myriad of components that seamlessly coincide. In order to achieve true clinical effectiveness, the melding of evidence-based practices, technology innovation, and a common set of patient-centric methodologies must be the driving force to get there.