Topic: Patient Navigators
UnitedHealthcare has launched a new program that uses wearable technology and personalized support to help Medicare Advantage members manage Type 2 diabetes.
At Yale New Haven Hospital, nurse navigators focus on the gaps in care and help improve patient experience with a "familiar face."
Humans are social animals, and providers can use those social connections as a driving force for better patient engagement.
Though integration and consolidation are the norm in today’s healthcare industry, providers that decentralize may better meet patient needs.
Presbyterian Healthcare Services, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is at the forefront of healthcare innovation, and the system’s CEO says much of what has worked at Presbyterian can be replicated elsewhere.
Patient navigators are a staple at hospitals, but one Maryland facility is employing former patients to lead their peers instead of clinicians.
Patients who understand their care options and other relevant medical information are more likely to make good choices with their healthcare, making the advice and expertise of patient navigators key in the process.
My job is to help the patient and their family make educated decisions about their medical options, based on their personal values.