BL Healthcare Care Pathways
BL Healthcare can provide preconfigured and customizable Disease Management Care Pathways for a range of chronic conditions, as well as general health and wellness. These pathways are designed to provide a starting point for clinicians to construct a care plan using the Healthcare Access System.
- Basic Disease Management
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Geriatric Care
- Hospice Caregiver
- Wellness & Fitness
Care is managed through periodic assessment sessions that provide vital sign measurement collection; assessment questions allowing clinicians to keep track of a patient's health status; periodic reminders; calls to action; notifications to clinicians if a patient is having symptoms; and educational content allowing patients to learn behaviors to self-manage their condition.
These templates were created using the Healthcare Access Server which has a tool set allowing care organizations to more efficiently and effectively handle proactive patient interaction and preventive care. The implementation of Care Pathways for targeted patient risk groups decreases the rate of ER visits and hospitalizations in post-discharge patients and patients with high-risk chronic disease.
Re-Admission Prevention Program
The BL Healthcare Re-Admission Prevention Program combines the Care Pathways with a schedule of Education and Video Conferencing based on patient risk. The program offers patients and providers the tools they need to avoid unnecessary readmissions over a 30-60-90 day period. Healthcare reform is incorporating pay for performance methodologies. One of the first high-profile efforts will be focused on reducing unnecessary re-admissions to the hospital.
Standard Practice Guidelines
All Care Pathway templates are based on Standard Practice Guidelines for the management of patients with multi or specific disease states and are reviewed annually by BL Healthcare's clinical team for any updates to standards of care. Questions are written at or below a 6th grade reading level and avoid medical jargon and terminology. All content of the pathways are fully customizable to meet the needs of the clinician's specific patient population.