Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014
Extending patient care beyond medical appointments and hospital stays engages patients, improves health outcomes and reduces unnecessary costs of care by up to 30%, according to a newly published white paper by UbiCare.
The white paper, “The New Model of Patient Engagement: The Future of Improved Care and Cost Reduction,” examines how today’s value-based healthcare system requires hospitals to be leaders in true patient engagement, connecting with and supporting patients beyond their medical appointments or hospital stays. Doing so, the white paper asserts, increases patient education and satisfaction while also combatting the enormous costs of unnecessary care and readmissions penalties now facing hospitals and health systems.
With the current practice of “standard” patient engagement, (which mainly involves verbal or written instructions given during a hospital stay or doctor’s appointment and health libraries on hospital websites), UbiCare asserts that:
- Patients forget at least 78% of their care plan after leaving doctors’ appointments.
- $412 per patient is wasted on unnecessary care resulting from insufficient patient education and engagement.
- Hospitals continue to hemorrhage financially, as the costs of unnecessary care and readmissions add up.
With a new model, in which technology is used to proactively create and sustain effective patient–provider relationships, hospitals can save at least $1 million annually in avoidable care costs.
UbiCare’s patient engagement solution disrupts the current state of healthcare by providing timely, actionable instructions delivered in a way that patients can understand throughout the care continuum, effectively reducing unnecessary care costs by up to 30%. Visit http://www.ubicare.com to learn more.
UbiCare, a leader in patient engagement, extends high-quality care through technology. UbiCare’s customizable solutions deliver the right information at the right time to help healthcare professionals sustain critical patient/provider relationships through all electronic channels.
UbiCare has enabled hospitals and private practices—including the U.S. Department of Defense and 400 others—to be truly patient-centered innovators on the forefront of enhancing their patients’ experience and outcomes for more than 10 years.
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