Changes in the way Medicare pays health care providers have created a strong inducement for hospitals and health systems to get patients involved in their own care.
But, unless patients make a real effort to adhere to care plans and learn to self-manage their conditions after discharge, there’s little chance that providers and accountable care organizations (ACOs) will cut costs enough to succeed under value-based reimbursement.
Hospitals can only do so much to improve the patient experience. Patients have to meet them half way. Fortunately, technological solutions exist to bridge the connection between patient and provider, even after discharge.
Here are 10 ways integrated technology supports patient engagement post discharge.