Life expectancy has increased dramatically in the past century as advances in medicine and technology allow adults to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Today, people can live with chronic conditions for years. This is thanks, in part, to long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC).
Right now, the health care industry is shifting its focus to the patient, which will require providing care with methodologies that are more in-line with patient needs. This is especially important as we face an aging population.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Georgia Brown, a solution executive with analytics and community care at Cerner. Georgia has more than 20 years of experience developing, growing and aligning organizations, and has recently joined Cerner to support the LTPAC organization.
Georgia answers the following questions:
- With the United States’ age 65-and-over population projected to nearly double over the next three decades and the increasing rates of chronic diseases, what challenges does this present to the health care industry, and what can be done about it?
- Where does technology, such as remote patient monitoring and predictive intelligence, help to alleviate the challenges of the large 65-and-over population and increasing rates of chronic diseases?
- What are some strategies for breaking the cycle of readmission for patients who leave acute care without any post-acute services available at home?
- What does the concept of the “engaged patient” look like in today’s long-term and post-acute care landscape?
- Where is long-term and post-acute care heading in the next three to five years?
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