7 Emerging Trends in Healthcare Case Management
Not only are more healthcare organizations utilizing case managers, but the practice of embedding case managers at the point of care is intensifying, according to the second annual Healthcare Case Management survey conducted in January 2011. For example, the number of case managers working in hospital admissions offices nearly doubled from 2010 to 2011.
Additionally, the contemporary case managerís job description is much more likely to include home visits, crisis management and quality improvement responsibilities in 2011 than it did in 2010.
Other trends identified in this survey support emerging models of integrated health delivery such as the patient-centered medical home and the accountable care organization (ACO):
Despite the many value-based care delivery models being examined, the Triple Aim objectives outlined by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) serve as a benchmark for accountable care. A carefully constructed case management program will also help organizations adhere to these standards:
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