Blessing Health System Care Coordination Overview, Julie Shepard presenter

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/29/2013
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

TSHCC, 5th Floor Conference Room
301 Oak Street
Quincy IL

About Care Coordination:

You may recall learning about the Access Health Adams County program. The Access Health program is a care coordination model, which has shown amazing results. The Access Health program for the under-insured, began in 2006, its clients have received care coordination services and as a result reduced their use of the emergency room by more than 50 percent, their need for inpatient hospitalization by more than 30 percent, and their per month healthcare costs by more than $260.

The Blessing Health System is expanding care coordination services to more patients.  When a patient receives care coordination now it reduces the chance they will need more complex and expensive care and services in the future.  Care Coordination promotes the effective and efficient use of a community’s healthcare system and that benefits everyone and improves patient satisfaction.

Not understanding where to go or how to get a healthcare frustrates people, and they give up. A person’s health is too important to give up. In the Care Coordination model, patients are teamed with specially-trained staff members who help them get the services they need for successful outcomes.

Blessing Care Coordination staff works from Blessing Hospital and Blessing Physician Services in Quincy; Illini Community Hospital and Illini Rural Health Clinic in Pittsfield; the East Adams County Clinic, Golden, IL; Hamilton/Warsaw Clinic, Hancock County, IL; and Palmyra Clinic, Palmyra, MO.

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