August 5, 2015

3 Ways Healthcare is Evolving

The world of healthcare is changing faster than ever. Many are referring to this period of reform as a time of transformation across the healthcare system as a whole.

Here are a few of the ways you’ve probably noticed healthcare changing:

Wellness: Wellness has certainly always been the central focus of healthcare organizations, but, now more than ever, leaders are putting in extra efforts to ensure that patients get well and stay well. By raising awareness of medical errors and improving the transition of care after discharge, attention to improved wellness is among the greatest transformations occurring in healthcare.

Patient-Centeredness: Healthcare organizations are shifting gears to put the patients at the center of everything they do. For some, this means increasing access to care but cutting down wait times. For others, this means evaluating risks to further improve patient safety. In fact, many hospitals are becoming more involved on social media as a way of engaging further with their patients.

Coordination of Care: As we touched on in “Wellness,” hospitals are focusing on the prevention of readmission by improving the transition of care. For instance, because older patients are at a higher risk for complications and readmissions, direct observation has become a critical step before discharge. And after discharge, many emergency centers are catering specifically to these patients. Another transformation in the coordination of care involves effective provider-patient communication, a skill which is becoming more and more invaluable to healthcare organizations.

The business model of healthcare is changing, as new data and strategies continue arising for better care delivery, improved quality and safety, and better informed, more engaged patients.

At Coors Healthcare Solutions, we are here to help organizations and leaders transform and grow with the changing healthcare strategies. Our understanding of the industry and of the client allow us to create tailored solutions to meet you specific needs. As the healthcare environment continues to evolve, you can count on Coors to be your strategic partner in the growth and success of your team.

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