The Value of Preventative Care and Wellness Visits

At any given time, your patients are in different stages of ongoing and preventative care. Care gaps happen when patients have forgotten an appointment or are uninformed about preventative options. Both patients and your organization benefit when patients are back in the office...

Intrado Healthcare

May 25, 2021

At any given time, your patients are in different stages of ongoing and preventative care. And some patients are stuck in a gap, not getting the care they need. Gaps happen when patients have forgotten an appointment or are uninformed about preventative options. Both patients and your organization will benefit when patients are back in the office. In part one of this two-part series, you’ll learn how patients and healthcare institutions benefit from rigorous patient engagement campaigns that prioritize preventative care.

Early Detection = Earlier Intervention

  • Did you know? Research has shown that 46 percent of mental health conditions often begin by age 14, but the symptoms and intervention typically start approximately 11 years after the onset of symptoms.
  • CDC data shows that about one-quarter of Americans aged 50-75 are not up-to-date with colorectal screenings, and 27% of women aged 50-74 have not had a mammogram in the past two years.


These illnesses, when left undetected or untreated, can require longer-term treatment for a full recovery. With this in mind, it is more important than ever for healthcare entities to engage their patients in ways that drive action and long-term commitment to preventative care protocols. Early detection helps ensure patients receive the timely support and treatment they need.

Preventive Care is a Value-Driving Strategy

Getting patients into the office for immunizations, annual exams, and screenings delivers value to the patient and to the healthcare provider. Patients benefit by following recommended treatment for daily health and longevity, thereby improving their quality of life and reducing potential effects of undetected illness.

Healthcare organizations benefit by improving general recall visits over the course of a patient's lifetime. In addition, medical practices can leverage prevention as a part of accountable care, quality, and value-based care initiatives. Healthcare institutions engaging in preventative and quality care initiatives may be eligible for funding that can help boost infrastructure, services, and the organization’s bottom line.

In part two, Getting Patients Back on Track: Wellness Visits and Preventive Care, you’ll discover how to deploy an effective preventative care campaign. Plus, you’ll have access to best practices and bonus content.
 

Ready to learn more about how Intrado Healthcare can help you optimize your preventative care outreach or other routine care services? Contact us today.

 

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