According to the Harvard Business Review, “In health care, the days of business as usual are over…We must move away from a supply-driven health care system organized around what physicians do and toward a patient-centered system organized around what patients need. We must shift the focus from the volume and profitability of services provided—physician visits, hospitalizations, procedures, and tests—to the patient outcomes achieved.” That means hospitals and medical centers have to focus more on medical wellness and rehabilitation.
With today’s quality reporting measures and population health measures, such as weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose, wellness is becoming a core competency. In fact medical wellness is now a basic strategy for thriving and staying competitive in the era of accountable care. It’s not just about measuring, but improving population health, experts said at an American College of Healthcare Executives’ annual congress.
Broadening your mission to include medical wellness
Creating (or enhancing) a facility at your hospital or medical center to one devoted to wellness should come from broadening your healthcare mission and reach. Your institution must become much more than just a place to treat sick people. Continue reading