The ONEcare Optimization System powered by Infina Connect helps ensure patients get the care they need
Hospitals and other healthcare providers (HCPs) find it necessary, on a daily basis, to refer patients for behavioral health needs. When the healthcare systems struggle with access to behavioral health providers, lack of understanding of the behavioral health system, lack of knowledge about available resources, or inconsistent communication and language, the referral process becomes largely inefficient.
Historically, these struggles have often led to low patient engagement, resulting in greater expense, long wait times, and referrals to more restrictive levels of care.
When HCPs are faced with referral decisions, they are considering three primary questions: What does my patient need? Who is able to see them in a timely manner? Who accepts the patient’s payer? But finding answers to these questions is not often easy.
Blaze Advisors has found an excellent way to optimize the patient’s care transition process through the Care Optimization System (COS), an enhanced e-referral system powered by Infina Connect. By asking a variety of clinical questions – age, condition, social determinants of health, etc. – to determine what services the patient needs, the COS matches patients with the right provider to deliver the right level of care. The COS offers additional features, such as secure messaging, geo-mapping (allowing for selection of a provider close to home), and the ability to track metrics, including provider referral acceptance and show rate. While it is true e-referral systems have been around for a while, the COS offers new technology designed to assist health care providers with population health management through risk stratification and matching, allowing for improved overall performance. Functioning as a plug-in, the COS is easy to use and offers simple connection with existing systems without the need for mass integration.
The result? Improved engagement of the patient, greater certainty in the care they will receive, and increased value.