Evidence-Based Health Coaching: Patient-Centered Competencies for Population Health

Evidence-Based Health Coaching:
Patient-Centered Competencies for Population Health

To succeed in a value-driven system, healthcare organizations will need to shift primary responsibility for health management to the individuals it serves.

Evidence-based health coaching supports these population health goals by aligning best practice care with patients' needs and values.

Evidence-Based Health Coaching: 
Patient-Centered Competencies for Population HealthEvidence-Based Health Coaching: Patient-Centered Competencies for Population Health presents a template for evidence-based coaching that emphasizes clinical competencies, along with real-life applications from a health system already utilizing clinical health coaches within its value-based healthcare network.

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In this 30-page report, William Appelgate, executive director of the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium, and Alicia Vail, RN, a health coach for Ochsner Health System, describe how health coaching steeped in patient-centered research and managed as a partnership rather than a mandate can vastly improve health outcomes, particularly in individuals with chronic illness.

Following principles defined by the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium's Health CoachTraining Program#0174;, Ochsner has successfully engaged and activated patients to a higher level of self-care while improving outcomes and reducing costs.

Both thought leaders offer lessons and benchmarks to guide an evidence-based health coaching initiative, including hiring and training recommendations, coaching skill sets, prrescribed case loads, and more.

These industry experts provide details on the following:

  • Transforming health coaching conversations with chronic condition patients to motivate patient self-management;

  • Adjusting care processes and work flows to increase the effectiveness of a health coaching program;

  • The multi-faceted role of the clinical health coach in a clinic environment;

  • Developing a health coaching competency;

  • Maximizing reimbursement from health coaching through care coordination fees;

  • Evaluating organizational readiness for a health coaching program;

  • Recruiting and managing a patient population;

  • Structuring a clinic's workflow to maximize health coaching results;

  • Overcoming the barriers to health coaching in this new environment;

  • Tracking HEDIS measures to ensure quality goals are met;

and much more, including an extensive Q&A section addressing the investment and benefits of coaching low-risk patients, embedding health coaches in a clinic environment, and other concerns.

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