These are exciting times in healthcare. They are also complex, challenging, and in many ways uncertain. What is important to remember is you have a profound opportunity to evolve in smart ways, ways that can allow you to gain an edge in a market that grows increasingly competitive. Having the right partner can help you do that.

 

At ERDMAN, we do all we can to understand the challenges you face as the healthcare landscape changes. We know the decisions you make today are driven by the outcomes you hope to achieve for tomorrow. When we work with you, we focus on those outcomes every step of the way, not just to help you stay viable but to help you thrive well into the future.

Consumers want convenience and a better patient experience; you want to be a preferred provider for them. As you expand locations and care options to meet their desires, the challenge will be to provide access that also reflects the evolution in healthcare reform and reimbursement.

As consumers gain more power of choice, the competitive landscape is changing—rapidly in some cases.  Meanwhile, staff roles continue to evolve and new payment models are altering market dynamics. Key implication: Providing a better care experience is more crucial than ever.

More competition, increased transparency and tighter regulations are forcing the need to not just make incremental improvements but change delivery models and rethink how healthcare is delivered across the continuum of care.

With consolidation, service line integration and the expansion of risk-based contracting, healthcare providers need to rethink their performance and relevance to consumers and employers to drive market value and increase their share of care growth.

Providing healthcare in non-urban settings brings with it a growing set of challenges: facing increased competition, evolving patient expectations, and reimbursement and funding constraints. On top of that, dated infrastructure and staff retention concerns demand smart solutions.

Aging adults—and their children—expect a different senior living environment than prior generations. As your focus shifts to providing continuity of care, key decisions must also reflect the evolving notions of senior living, along with the services and amenities that go with it.

As health systems seek long-term strategies for reducing costs, your focus is shifting to exploring what the most effective ways are to engage the population and deliver services through a preventive care model.

With the changes in the healthcare market come demands to redesign your delivery of care. Virtual care models are just one example among the vast possibilities that will create new staff roles. You need to explore strategies, designs and processes that maximize the cost, outcome and value per square foot of your facilities.

Improving care coordination, staff management, communications and patient engagement becomes essential across the continuum of care, from the patient’s wellness setting and home to the ambulatory setting, hospital, post-acute care sites and chronic care management environs. The scope of successful senior living strategies is no longer focused on a single destination but extends from the patient’s home to innovative living and care environments.