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wellness » Blueprint for an Integrated HIT system - The Patient Life-Cycle Wellness System

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:16am

wellness » Blueprint for an Integrated HIT system - The Patient Life-Cycle Wellness System: "The Patient Life-Cycle Wellness System is an integral part of a rational healthcare system that delivers ever better and more affordable care through a collaborative, compassionate, knowledge-based effort that increases positive outcomes, minimizes errors and omissions, and ensures improvements in quality of care and patient safety. This approach recognizes the responsibility of all stakeholders in creating a sustainable healthcare that brings greater wellness to all in an effective and affordable way.

These HIT tools help drive a “cradle to grave” continuous improvement model for transforming the current reactive healthcare system — that operates on a “fix it and pay for it when it breaks” process — to a quality driven approach that includes:

* Proactive maintenance & preventions programs
* Personalized care supported by secure, economical, and useful health information technologies for exchanging patient data, studying clinical outcomes, guiding evidence-based treatment decisions, reducing errors and omissions, and assuring appropriate continuity of care for every episode of care
* Development of a sane payment system that encourages continuous quality improvement, while controlling costs and insuring everyone"

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