Digital Salutem
13 October 2021

Patient centricity: moving from focusing on illness to prioritizing health

By Miguel Sanchiz
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Patient Centricity: A new way to think about the patient and practice. The integrated population health approach helps health care organizations create a new normal, redesign services and support for patients with comorbidities. When health care organizations, including doctors and nurses, move to an integrated population health approach focused on patient outcomes and experiences, they can create a new normal with better quality and patient centricity.

Patient centricity is a healthcare term that has evolved over the past decade to become a goal of every provider. Patient centric care focuses on patients’ needs, expectations, and preferences when planning treatments. It promotes their engagement in the process, which creates an open dialogue between patient and physician. The development of mobile apps, wearables, and telemedicine have increased the need for patient-centered approaches in medicine.

Smarter data can improve healthcare in many ways. This capability is often called patient centricity, and the benefits are profound: reduced costs, improved quality of care, and better patient experiences. Patient comfort and productivity transcend all aspects of healthcare. From longer implants, to increased diagnostic capabilities, CAD/CAM advances allow for peak performance and minimal patient downtime. CAD/CAM technology has revolutionized the medical field.

From minimally invasive technologies to more ergonomic workstations, these constant advances are optimized for patient comfort and increased profits. Bringing healthcare into the 21st century, the use of advanced CAD/CAM technology becomes more and more common in modern medicine.

Patient centricity: moving from focusing on illness to prioritizing health

In a healthcare system that is moving from focusing on illness to prioritizing health, organizations are being tasked with designing new strategies that result in population health. New measures are being taken in healthcare to encourage proactive wellness efforts. With prevention being the trend of the future, hospitals are shifting their view from illness to health.

Traditional healthcare models focus on illness, not health. We believe that health is a positive experience and want it to be accessible to everyone.

The integrated population health approach is a new, customized way of delivering care that helps to coordinate and integrate all aspects of an individual’s care. As the healthcare community changes the focus from illness to health, organizations are faced with designing new approaches to achieve population health.

Better outcomes for patients means a more profitable future for the organization

Providing a wide range of educational programs and events that promote improved patient outcomes is a key component to an organization’s sustainability. It’s a fact: Not all healthcare organizations provide similar levels of support. But, one thing is certain – better outcomes for patients means a more profitable future for the organization. With the advent of healthcare reform, it is critical for organizations to implement evidence-based practices within their scope of practice in order to improve patient outcomes while decreasing costs.

Organizations must work with all members of their healthcare enterprise to ensure that standardized approaches are applied across the board. A critical component to successful clinical decision support is making evidence-based medicine approachable and easy to apply in the field versus in a controlled clinical study setting. The key is ensuring that information is available at the point of care.

All members of a healthcare enterprise must work together to ensure that standardized approaches are applied across the board. A critical component to successful clinical decision support is making evidence-based medicine approachable and easy to apply in the field versus in a controlled clinical study setting. The key is ensuring that information is available at the point of care.

Work with your organization to include all members of the healthcare enterprise in clinical decision support. Make evidence-based medicine easy for people to use. Correctly applying evidence-based medicine to clinical decision-making requires careful planning. Clinical decision support systems are most successful when they are integrated with all members of the healthcare enterprise.

 

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