With changes in care and payment models, healthcare providers must work to identify new ways to grow while consistently delivering high-quality care. As the landscape evolves, a higher volume of care is being provided in the clinic. In fact, outpatient revenue now totals 95% of inpatient revenue.1
Given the shift to providing more services in an outpatient setting, it’s no surprise 44% of executives indicate ambulatory care is an area of focus for growth at their organization in the next three years.2 However, only 50% of executives have an ambulatory-specific strategy in place.2
Beyond general financial constraints, here are some goals to consider when developing your ambulatory approach:
We know organizations are challenged to increase clinical and operational efficiencies, provide high-quality care, improve satisfaction and, ultimately, grow revenue and market share. The ability to provide consumers, clinicians and clinics with integration across ambulatory venues is vital for organizations to achieve their goals.
1Advisory Board, 2019
2Huron Consulting Group Ambulatory Growth Report
With a focus on enhanced productivity across ambulatory practices, Cerner Ambulatory is designed to help support advancing clinical and operational efficiencies throughout the continuum of care. We have designed our products with an ambulatory-first focus where operations and workflows are streamlined through integration across venues.
Cerner Ambulatory is designed to help empower:
A digital front door to support engagement and enable consumers to participate in their health outcomes.
Enhanced communications and data flow to help the clinical care team provide high-quality care and facilitate increased clinician satisfaction and wellness, regardless of where care is provided
Integration across ambulatory systems and venues – even virtual health – to help drive efficiencies within clinic workflows, leveraging data in- and out-of-network – no matter the source system
Cerner Ambulatory offers simplified workflows across venues through integrated products and embedded collaborative content. Through intelligent solutions designed to help improve care quality, clinician efficiency and operational improvements, Cerner is working to deliver:
When combining the enhanced features of the Cerner Ambulatory EHR with integrated and comprehensive ambulatory support, Cerner aims to help deliver value across five key areas:
Keep the patient, their safety and quality of care at the center of all solutions
Focus on improving clinician satisfaction while reducing the cognitive burden
Facilitate coordination and communication across the care team, including the patient
Enhance specific capabilities to support focused specialties
Seek to optimize revenue and reduce total cost of care