Healthcare Reform: A Local Approach To A National Debate

“An interdisciplinary healthcare approach orchestrated in a caring, coordinated manner is doable and achievable, within our grasp and ultimately within our budget through evidence-based interdisciplinary prevention strategies and true care coordination with an emphasis on improving outcomes along with the overall patient experience.”

Well now… that seems easy, doesn’t it?

What is easy is investing just 6 minutes and 45 seconds to gain a better understanding of the healthcare debate in our country. Give it a shot by clicking here to watch this video.

As you can see, healthcare reform is certainly not easy, but it is achievable. Hospitals and health systems like KSB Hospital are working hard to increase our focus on prevention, on more fully coordinating care, on improving outcomes and on enhancing our patients’ experiences with us.

Healthcare is moving away from fee-for-service, or what I describe as the turnstile method of reimbursement, towards a population health model: a system of reimbursing health systems for keeping people healthy, and something we will discuss more in the future.

Above all, today’s healthcare reform is taking on “The Triple Aim” This approach describes these three goals:

  • Improve the patient experience of care;
  • Improve the health of populations and;
  • Reduce the per-person cost of healthcare.

KSB Hospital and our 1,000 employees and 75 providers are committed to achieving this triple win. Check back here soon to see what’s happening in your community to keep people healthy and achieve KSB’s mission of restoring, maintaining and enhancing health for the communities we serve.

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