The next step for all health care providers, from hospitals to nursing homes, is to improve their efficiency.
One way to do that is to make better use of their time, a new report from the consulting firm Avalere Health has found.
The report looks at the cost of health care services, including medications and diagnostic tests, and how it impacts patients’ quality of life.
The report’s findings have been published in the journal BMC Health Care.
In a statement, Avalere CEO Mark Schulman said that a key goal of the report is to create a more efficient and sustainable health care system.
“The most effective way to improve the quality of care for the most people is to reduce the time spent in hospital and primary care by 80 percent,” Schulmans said.
This is a critical time to be in the health care business.
“For the first time, we’re seeing a growing demand for better quality care and more efficient use of health resources,” Schultmans said in a statement.
“But as a growing share of the population, we are also seeing more and more doctors and hospitals being underutilized and understaffed.”
Our analysis suggests that we need to look beyond the individual patient experience and look at how health care delivery is structured, the size of the health service workforce, and the number of doctors and nurses per capita to understand what health care is really like for everyone.
“The report reveals how the best practices we’ve seen in the past are also being used in today’s health care landscape.”
As a result, the report says that a significant number of new providers are seeking out the services of health professionals in an effort to increase their efficiency and reduce their reliance on the hospital.
“It’s clear that many of these new providers, and indeed many of the existing ones, need to learn how to better use their own time,” SchULMAN said.
“In other words, they need to think about the value of having a patient in the system who is already engaged with the care, rather than relying on a system that is in many ways too slow, too costly, and too cumbersome.”
For example, the researchers note that patients in a primary care setting may require more than the usual 24-hour visit with their primary care physician, as they are often on extended periods of inpatient hospitalization, and often require intensive care or long-term care.
According to Avalere, the majority of the time that health care professionals spend caring for a patient is spent in their home, and many doctors and other healthcare providers are also busy caring for their own patients.
For these reasons, the study says that more efficient health care systems require the use of less expensive services, which often means fewer doctors and more nurses.
Schulman, who previously served as president and CEO of Health Care Management Systems (HCMS), a global healthcare services provider, said that this is the time to do the right thing and “get your medical team to focus on the right patients, rather then trying to get them to do too many things.”
“The way to get there is to find the right balance between the time patients spend with their physicians and the time they spend in the community,” he said.
“That’s what we found.
And it’s a key reason why health care costs are skyrocketing, and it’s also why we’re going to have to look at ways to reduce this growth in health care spending and how we can get back to what the medical system was built for.”