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Characteristics of Future Models of Integrated Outpatient Care

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Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Division of Developmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Healthcare 2019, 7(2), 65; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare7020065
Received: 1 April 2019 / Revised: 23 April 2019 / Accepted: 24 April 2019 / Published: 27 April 2019
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Abstract

Replacement of fee-for-service with capitation arrangements, forces physicians and institutions to minimize health care costs, while maintaining high-quality care. In this report we described how patients and their families (or caregivers) can work with members of the medical care team to achieve these twin goals of maintaining—and perhaps improving—high-quality care and minimizing costs. We described how increased self-management enables patients and their families/caregivers to provide electronic patient-reported outcomes (i.e., symptoms, events) (ePROs), as frequently as the patient or the medical care team consider appropriate. These capabilities also allow ongoing assessments of physiological measurements/phenomena (mHealth). Remote surveillance of these communications allows longer intervals between (fewer) patient visits to the medical-care team, when this is appropriate, or earlier interventions, when it is appropriate. Systems are now available that alert medical care providers to situations when interventions might be needed. View Full-Text
Keywords: consumer health informatics; E-health; mobile apps; outpatient follow-up; patient portal; patient-reported outcomes consumer health informatics; E-health; mobile apps; outpatient follow-up; patient portal; patient-reported outcomes
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Leviton, A.; Oppenheimer, J.; Chiujdea, M.; Antonetty, A.; Ojo, O.W.; Garcia, S.; Weas, S.; Fleegler, E.; Chan, E.; Loddenkemper, T. Characteristics of Future Models of Integrated Outpatient Care. Healthcare 2019, 7, 65.

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