Why is Post-Acute Strategy Important?

A post-acute strategy ensures efficient hospital discharge and a well-managed post-acute experience, helping to improve patient outcomes. As a hospital and health system you are well positioned to enhance the overall value of post-acute care for three reasons: you are the primary source of post-acute referrals; you have the clinical capabilities to direct patients to the lowest-cost, highest-quality care setting appropriate to the patient’s conditions; and you play a central role in organizing service offerings, such as network development and contracting. Post-acute strategy is essential to the collaborative work that you do with health systems, and post-acute providers.

Although a post-acute care strategy may not have always been on the top of your agenda, in today’s value-based care world, your strategy should include a focus on how to partner successfully to develop an impactful post-acute care strategy. Post-acute strategies extend beyond your internal processes, requiring you to seek partnerships and uncover new ways to collaborate. Identifying the right partners for your initiatives is important to the overall sustainability of your strategy. As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, focusing on value-based care payment models, it is important for you to build a flexible strategy to accommodate your organization’s utilization management goals and complex care coordination.

Developing a post-acute strategy helps combat the industry challenges your organization may face, such as lack of bandwidth and navigating the post-COVID landscape. The lack of bandwidth your organization may be experiencing could include competing priorities, demands, and KPIs (key performance indicators). In our post-pandemic landscape, hospitals and health organizations are faced with staffing challenges, higher acuity patients, and ones with more complex care transition needs. 

The opportunity to solve these challenges is the value of partnering with Post Acute Analytics (PAA). Using data, tools, and processes as the foundation to build and maintain relationships, PAA brings the publicly available data to hospitals and health systems to help you develop post-acute networks that can drive quality and efficiency outcomes. With Anna™ – a next-generation, real-time, post-acute management solution that helps to manage the abundance of data, the data available to you can be turned into actionable insights to make better, informed decisions when building your post-acute strategies. The data fills the gaps across the continuum of care to integrate, empower, and further innovate the post-acute care journey. The development and innovation of the post-acute care strategy and journey lead to the ability to have a better comparison of your post-acute provider network and measurable outcomes that can lead to a significant reduction in your readmission rates. Building a strategy supported by relationships, data, tools, and processes can drive better results for your key metrics.

Our next webinar will discuss how you can partner with PAC providers and deliver a more significant impact on your key metrics. 

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