April 23, 2016 – Curant Health President and CEO, Patrick Dunham, featured in Managed Healthcare Executive – As health information technology (HIT) proliferates at breakneck speed, it still falls short in several areas critical to the realization and advancement of value-based care.

Here are the top opportunities for technology to provide meaningful improvements in patient outcomes and cost of care reduction:

1. More advanced patient-facing HIT.

Sometimes described as information prescribing, more sophisticated HIT tools can identify patient’s information gaps and target information to particular moments in care. These systems can conduct patient outreach to support a pharmaceutical manufacturer’s patient support program or reinforce the provider’s care plan. This self-management content can be customized to a patient’s specific needs and delivered in a way that is understandable, actionable and meaningful. One interesting approach being tested is the University of Southern California’s Virtual Care Clinic (VCC) launched in January of this year. The VCC is a digital healthcare model that incorporates a variety of technologies, including mobile apps, wearable sensors, data collection and analytics to allow patients anywhere to access medical care. The VCC’s aspiration: to deliver “[a] continuous model of healthcare that is focused on the patient and is on-demand. That means continuous diagnostics with wireless sensors and fully leveraging the sensors and coprocessors in the phone to provide context to the healthcare data.”

To read the full article, visit Managed Healthcare Executive.

To learn more about Curant Health, contact Kristin Lindsey, Marketing Director, at klindsey@curanthealth.com.