Onsite clinics have had an ever-changing role since the beginning of their history, discussed in the previous article, The History of Onsite Clinics. Now let's look at the roles onsite clinics have played and the benefits driving renewed interest from employers.
Now is an exciting time for employers interested in deploying innovative healthcare solutions to address rising costs and chronic disease rates across their employee population. Explore the evolution of employer sponsored clinics and find out what current limitations exist to better understand how they operate today. Download your free version of the white paper today.
So much has been written recently about the “Democratization of Healthcare” that it merits a deeper investigation. Is this just a trendy buzzword or is it really a phenomenon? Dr. Eric Topol highlighted the trend in his recent book, “The Patient Will See You Now.” In the book, he provides detailed evidence for a knowledge-driven shift of power from doctors to patients facilitated by emerging technologies. Dr.
This month the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) issued an update to their longitudinal study of the impact of patient-centered medical homes on healthcare costs and quality. On February 2nd, they shared the information with the bipartisan Congressional Primary Care Caucus on Capitol Hill to help lawmakers assess implications for Medicare payment reform.
Paladina Health Vice President of National Business Development, Karen Hjerleid, explains why employers and benefit advisers are increasingly looking at onsite and near-site clinics as a means of bending the trend of rising healthcare costs and poor outcomes.
Healthcare costs continue to skyrocket in the U.S. despite government regulations aimed at moving us towards a more value-based healthcare reimbursement model. According to the Milliman Medical Index, the average total healthcare cost for a family of four including both employer and employee spending has risen 167 percent since 2002 from $9,235 to $24,671. These increases have negatively impacted both employer profitability and employee disposable income in a big way.
Part 5: Best Practices to Empower Consumer Driven Healthcare
This is the last article in our five-part series, “The Evolution of Consumer Driven Health Plans: From Cost Shifting to True Healthcare Consumerism.” The goal of the series is to help employers and plan managers assess both the positive and negative consequences of CDHPs, and to recommend steps they can take to better equip employees to be informed healthcare consumers. In our last article, we assessed the impact of CDHPs on employee finances, health and satisfaction. Here we will recommend changes to the CDHP delivery m
Since 2009 the number of freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs) has more than doubled from approximately 200 to nearly 500. Yet, during the same period, there has been widespread reporting on the overuse of expensive emergency room (ER) care, and many provisions were built into the Affordable Care Act to incent plans and providers to adopt programs that provide lower cost alternatives to ER use for patients.
At Paladina Health we approach patient satisfaction differently. We don’t use healthcare industry benchmarks to set our targets because, frankly, patient satisfaction across our industry is far too low. Instead, we’ve studied leading, consumer companies such as Zappos, Nordstrom, Marriott and Apple and incorporated their best-practices into our service delivery model.