Managed Care Insights is a video editorial series featuring in-depth reports, expert interviews, and feature segments profiling leaders, experts and advocates on a range of important issues and topics. Managed Care Insights provides expert opinions on multiple areas of focus, including breakthrough research, best clinical practices and policy perspectives relevant to our manage care audience.
Arthur Garson, Jr, MD, MPH, and Patrick White share final insights about where the cardiovascular community is and where it is heading with regard to managing patients through transitions between healthcare settings.
The shift from fee-for-service healthcare to a value-based healthcare model has been associated with some challenges, notes Patrick White.
During this segment, Patrick White explains why cardiology groups are partnering with hospitals and participating in bundled payment programs.
David May, MD, PhD, FACC, explores strategies that can improve rates of adherence to treatment among patients with cardiovascular conditions. Dr May explains that it is important for all professionals involved in a patient’s care to assess and reinforce the patient’s knowledge base, and notes that this can improve adherence rates.
Based on his personal experiences in the hospital setting, Patrick White reviews the factors that organizations should consider when measuring the success of their transitional care programs.
During this segment, Arthur Garson, Jr, MD, MPH, highlights the benefits of an evolving hospital discharge program, Grand-Aides.
In order for hospital readmissions following discharge to be effectively reduced, explains Arthur Garson, Jr, MD, MPH, improvements must be made in many areas.
To improve transitions of care for cardiology patients, David May, MD, PhD, FACC, suggests that a standardized approach is necessary. Dr May explains that the approach should take into account patient- and family-dependent factors and that standard protocols should be used whenever possible.
When treating patients with cardiovascular conditions, explains David May, MD, PhD, FACC, physicians should consider a variety of factors, both provider- and patient-related, that may impact transitions of care after a serious cardiovascular event. Understanding these factors can help physicians to aid their patients in navigating through healthcare transitions.
David May, MD, PhD, FACC, and Arthur Garson, Jr, MD, MPH, explore the most common cardiovascular conditions linked to hospital readmissions during transitions of care scenarios.
David May, MD, PhD, FACC, and Patrick White explain how communication barriers between healthcare professionals and patients, as well as a lack of understanding about patients' health behaviors following hospital discharge, can lead to unnecessary hospital readmissions, medication errors, and serious health complications.
David May, MD, PhD, FACC; Arthur Garson, Jr, MD, MPH; and Patrick White discuss how enhancements in patient education, electronic health information systems, and patient adherence can improve the physical and emotional issues that cardiology patients face during transitions between healthcare settings.