What is Patient care management?
Patient care management is a program that involves comprehensive health services to assist patients in managing their health, including primary care practices like scheduling appointments to short-term case management and chronic illness care management. It is a delivery method that requires support systems for enrolling or assigning patients to procedures across the health and illness continuum.
Patient care management improves the quality of care and health of populations by reducing the per capita cost of healthcare by:
Chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and other long-term health conditions must be closely managed and monitored. Patient care management enables healthcare providers to effectively manage such situations with a comprehensive strategy and community resources. It proactively manages patients' health and well-being, even when they’re not in the doctor's office or hospital.
Elements of patient care management include:
Care management emphasizes the use of practice-based approaches for improving the health of populations with complicated or chronic medical problems. Healthcare organizations increasingly adopt care management software to enhance care management operations. Many solutions may be scaled up to meet the demands of large healthcare systems or downsized for smaller primary care clinics. EHR integration, on the other hand, is critical in every instance.
Benefits of patient care management include: