We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 9/29 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Brian Eastwood (@Brian_Eastwood) from @ChilmarkHIT on the topic of “Condition Management vs. Episodic Care Management.”
The status quo of episodic care management – static care plans that rely heavily on high-touch interventions – is unsustainable if the healthcare industry truly intends to lower costs and improve outcomes. In response, the industry has seen growing interest in digital chronic condition management programs that take a more holistic and individualized approach to care. By and large, these programs use short but frequent interventions that aim to address the root causes of a condition, rather than just the symptoms themselves, in an effort to help program participants manage their condition(s) and improve their quality of life.
Given the current market, health insurers and employers are more interested in adopting condition management programs that provider organizations. This isn’t surprising – employers and insurers have clear “skin in the game” to cut costs, and providers do not – but it is nonetheless disappointing. This week’s #HITsm chat will discuss what it will take for condition management programs to gain the interest of those who deliver care, not just those who pay for care.
- Assessing the Growing Market for Condition Management Solutions: Blog post and webinar
- Condition Management: A Healthcare Disruption That Just Might Stick: Blog post
Here are the questions that will serve as the framework for this week’s #HITsm chat:
T1: What are the key drawbacks to static condition mgmt. (both tech and workflow)? #HITsm
T2: What does holistic condition mgmt. do that episodic care mgmt. doesn’t? #HITsm
T3: How can condition mgmt. show that it’s not just a “wellness program” in new clothes? #HITsm
T4: Aside from payment reform, what will it take for provider orgs to pivot to condition mgmt.? #HITsm
T5: Where do you see the market for holistic condition mgmt. in the next 3 years? #HITsm
Bonus: Which vendors or orgs are getting condition mgmt. right? #HITsm
10/13 – Role of Provider Engagement for Improving Data Accuracy
Hosted by @CAQH
10/20 – Community Sharing Chat
Hosted by the #HITsm Community
10/27 – Aggregating the Patient Perspective and Incorporating It Into Software to Change Healthcare
Hosted by Lisa Davis Budzinski (@lisadbudzinski)
We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always, let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.
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