Editor’s Note: For health systems, care coordination is the key to engaging patients outside the walls of care. In these posts, we’ll explore six steps for developing a care coordination program that increases revenue, cuts costs, and enhances the quality of patient care. In this post, we’ll look at four simple ways to stratifying patients and improving care coordination.
One way to categorize patients is according to level of risk. So, an example might look like this:
Two: Pinpoint patients’ needs and wants with precision planning
Segmenting your population into meaningful categories—and developing personalized interventions for each category—allows you to increase your focus on patients’ needs and wants. You’ll custom-build relationships with your patients because you’re not using a one-size-fits-all approach.
Care coordinators can build real relationships with patients and know their issues when they provide: