With changes in care and payment models, healthcare providers are working to identify ways to grow while consistently delivering high-quality care. This evolution in outpatient care has also led to a higher volume of care being provided in the clinic with outpatient revenue now totaling 95% of inpatient revenue.1
Given the shift to provide more services in an outpatient setting, it’s no surprise 44% of executives indicate ambulatory care is an area of focus for growth at their organization in the next three years.2 However, only 50% of executives indicated they have an ambulatory-specific strategy in place.2 So, why aren’t more leaders placing an enhanced focus on an ambulatory strategy?
Beyond general financial constraints, Cerner recommends considering several factors when creating an ambulatory strategy:
We know organizations are challenged to increase clinical and operational efficiencies, provide high-quality care, improve satisfaction and, ultimately, grow revenue and market share. The ability to provide consumers, clinicians and clinics with integration across venues is vital for organizations to achieve their goals.
With a focus on enhanced productivity across ambulatory practices, Cerner Ambulatory is designed to help support advancing clinical and operational efficiencies throughout the continuum of care. We have designed our products with an ambulatory-first focus where operations and workflows are streamlined through integration across venues.
Cerner Ambulatory is designed to help empower:
A digital front door to enhance engagement and empower consumers/individuals to drive their own health outcomes
Enhanced communications and data flow to enable the clinical care team to provide high-quality care and facilitate increased clinician satisfaction and wellness, regardless of where care is provided
Integration across systems and venues – even virtual health – to help drive efficiencies within clinic workflows, leveraging data in- and out-of-network – no matter the source system
Cerner Ambulatory solutions offer simplified workflows across venues through integrated products and embedded collaborative content. Through intelligent solutions designed to help improve quality of care, clinician efficiency and operational improvements, Cerner is working to deliver:
Keep the patient, their safety and quality of care at the center of all solutions
Focus on improving clinician satisfaction while reducing the cognitive burden
Facilitate coordination and communication across the care team, including the person
Enhance specific capabilities to support focused specialties
Seek to optimize revenue and reduce total cost of care