Pharmacists are in a highly accessible position to fill the patient engagement gap by collecting and curating more detailed patient information, by building another trusting patient relationship in the care team and by removing administrative shackles from physicians (like medication prior authorizations) thereby freeing them up to focus on true patient care.
Want to keep patients out of the hospital? Enhanced medication therapy management, not transitional care, is the key to success
What would you do if you were in charge of a company that was bleeding $17.5 billion a year on a preventable problem? What if that number didn’t just represent money, but actual human suffering? If your answer is anything other than “whatever is necessary to stop it, or at least slow it down” then… read more
In our last post, we discussed the role of Curant Health’s patient care coordinators and their high-touch patient relationships. When looking at these close relationships, it is clear that our PCCs are essential to establishing patient loyalty by providing our patients enhanced support and encouragement. However, it is important to consider how this patient loyalty… read more
Seven minutes. That’s how long the average encounter lasts between a patient and their provider during a visit. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, nearly one half of a doctor’s average workday is spent outside of the examination room performing other administrative tasks such as patient follow-up and documentation. The reality in our… read more
What if you had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child? What if you had to manage this disease for years with continual blood testing and endless insulin shots? What if you decided to work your way into becoming an athlete while battling this disease? Furthermore, what if you put your struggles on… read more
What is value in healthcare? Professor Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School defined “value” in the healthcare sector as the outcomes we achieve for the money we spend. While many in healthcare aren’t completely aligned on the impact or importance of specific costs or outcomes, there is a general alignment on the idea that… read more
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