For those individuals whose chronic illness requires hospitalizations, complex medication regimens and coordination between multiple providers, care synchronicity improves health care outcomes, filling the gaps that lead to poor care. Poor care synchronization renders expensive hospitalizations and treatments ineffective and costly pharmaceutical regimens wasted.
Linking Individuals to Established Resources
Linking individual needs to established resources is vital in supporting a person with a debilitating chronic illness. Too often, communities have resources that are available, yet untapped. US Med Care Synchronicity connects patients with the services they need for a successful health care outcome.
People with chronic conditions are the most frequent users of health care in the U.S. They account for:
- 81% of hospital admissions
- 91% of all filled prescriptions
- 76% of all physician visits
Care synchronicity sets the consumers up for a successful treatment outcome and builds the positive relationship with health care needed for full engagement in the recovery process. Care Synchronicity takes a four-point approach to managing chronic illness.
1. Patient Education And In-home Assessment
US Med Care Synchronicity works with the patient’s primary-care physician to ensure physician’s orders can be carried out in the home by analyzing how care is given and educating the patient and his or her care providers on the best path to wellness. Caregivers and patients learn about positive lifestyle changes, proper medication practices, and ways to manage their chronic conditions. Care Synchronicity personnel help the patient and caregivers cultivate a home environment conducive to maintaining optimal health and maximum independence in their home.
2. Emergency Room Diversion: Eliminating Unnecessary Hospitalization
Patients with chronic illnesses often make frequent (and expensive) trips to the ER, even when those trips may be avoidable with preventative measures or when a more convenient medical care center alternative exists. Under Care Synchronicity, the Care Synchronicity team evaluates a patient’s condition and environment; assessing the issues and barriers that put a patient at risk for unnecessary ER visits and hospitalization. Together with the patient and their support system (family/caregiver), a comprehensive plan of care is developed to connect the patient to the appropriate services and ensure the proper support services are in place. The Care Synchronicity program can eliminate unnecessary re-hospitalizations through preventative measures.
3. Pharmaceutical Oversight: Reconciliation And Management
The Care Synchronicity team of medical providers reviews the various medications that doctors and specialists prescribe and help patients properly follow their regimens for maximum effectiveness, ensuring that we can avoid unnecessary pharmaceutical errors. By providing pharmaceutical oversight, US Med ensures that no medications are missed or overfilled, which is a common pitfall for patients who access various pharmacies for multiple drug regimens.
4. Coordinating Care
US Med care providers coordinate the efforts of the pharmacists, hospitalists, primary care physicians, and specialists who see the patient, to reduce unnecessary overlapping, or potentially harmful steps in care. A Care Synchronicity team member will review physician orders and confirm that all medications ordered are delivered to the home, all discontinued medications are removed from the home, and automatic refills for discontinued medications are stopped.
Members with chronic conditions rely on the pillars of US Med service: linking individual needs to established resources, facilitating collaboration between health care practitioners, and ensuring the home environment supports self-care. Synchronized care alongside ER diversion provides immediate cost-savings to employers with self-insured plans and health and welfare trusts.
Care Synchronicity is a revolutionary approach to chronic illness management; one that replaces traditionally fragmented treatment with a holistic focus on integrated care.
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