In Value We Trust: How Health Systems Can Drive Population Health With Digital Solutions

With perpetually rising healthcare costs, soaring operating expenses, and plummeting profit margins, health systems are pressured to re-evaluate their care delivery models and shift their focus to value.

Implementing the right tools to enhance decision making and build care management capabilities for population health, risk stratification, and site-of-care optimization will be vital for navigating this actively evolving landscape. Digital health solutions are critical enablers of success, especially having demonstrated clinical and real-world outcomes in all reimbursement settings. 

In an outcomes-based payment model, health systems can leverage digital solutions to:

Raising the Volume: How Health Systems Can Overcome Economic Turmoil With Digital Solutions

A staggering 97% of medical practices experienced a negative financial impact at the beginning of the pandemic, including a 60% decrease in patient volume and a 55% decline in revenue.1 Nearly three years later, more than half of hospitals are still experiencing negative margins.2 

To ensure success in this actively evolving landscape, health systems must equip themselves with the right tools to enhance decision making and reduce administrative burden through frictionless clinician experiences. Digital health solutions are critical enablers of success, especially having demonstrated clinical and real-world outcomes in all reimbursement settings. 

In a traditional payment model, digital solutions can help health systems:

2023 Outlook: The Make or Break Changes That Will Pressure Test Health Systems

Health systems faced major headwinds in 2022: ongoing clinician burnout, soaring staffing shortages, and plummeting financial margins. Fortunately, the healthcare industry has been actively restructuring its landscape and building new momentum in reimbursement, value-based care, and patient engagement. With all the fundamental shifts to come in 2023, health systems have the most to gain… and the most to lose if they don’t take prompt action.

Here are the most pressing changes health systems can expect – and should immediately prepare for:

New CMS rulemaking on remote therapeutic monitoring is more practical for health systems

How to scale your remote patient monitoring program for success (Part 4)
We’ve made it to the fourth and final blog post in our series on remote patient monitoring (RPM) in clinical practice. Previously we covered reasons for implementing an RPM program, how to evaluate vendors and what steps to take before launching. We’re now ready for the best part: Going live with the program and scaling. 

Enrolling the First Patients 

The first few months of your program are an opportunity to test the assumptions you made during program design and to fine-tune workflows before scaling more broadly. As you enroll the first few patients into your program, ask the following questions: 
Steps to take before launching a remote patient monitoring (RPM) program (Part 3)
In our last blog post, we discussed how to choose the right partner for your remote patient monitoring (RPM) program. Once you’ve selected a vendor and signed an agreement, there is still more to do before you can officially launch the program with patients. 

Process Makes Perfect 

A new platform for collecting and surfacing patient health data is bound to impact the clinician and patient experiences. It’s important to consider how the RPM program will fit into your practice’s unique workflows — otherwise, you risk low adoption from staff and patients alike. 
Is remote patient monitoring (RPM) right for your healthcare organization? (Part 1)
Over the past couple of months, we've been preparing a series of posts about remote patient monitoring (RPM). Now, with social distancing the norm, this technology is more important and relevant than ever. But digital health tools are still far from mainstream in the average clinical setting, and providers still have a lot of questions.  As the leading digital platform for respiratory care, Propeller has been fortunate enough to implement RPM in a variety of health systems and practices. In this post — the first in a series on implementing RPM — we’ll cover the basics.

How does RPM work? 

Findings on remote patient monitoring for better asthma control: Research posters from AAAAI 2020
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting couldn’t take place this year due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, there’s still a wealth of newly published research posters from the conference available online.  Propeller contributed to six posters with research partners at Northshore University Health System, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Research into the clinical effectiveness of the remote monitoring of respiratory medication usage is particularly important at a time when patients at higher risk of COVID-19 complications have decreased access to in-person care.  Here’s a snapshot of each poster. Click the links to read each publication in full.
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