When your team is spread out across multiple companies, each using disparate information systems, sharing patient information in a timely and HIPAA compliant manner is costly and challenging. This leads to a fragmented health care value chain and the kind of severe operational inefficiencies that so adversely affect all stakeholders in Workers’ Comp.
Employers need better clinical management of employee injuries, reduced costs from better-managed care, and quicker return to work for their employees. They are using HCN to initiate a case, to better monitor the employee recovery progress and better manage the information they need to make informed, timely management decisions in near-real time about their ill and injured employees’ Work Comp care.
Secure, Timely Communication Critical
For many Employers, the communication burden is exacerbated by the wide range of executives who are responsible for the overall productivity and profitability of an organization; medical directors, who are responsible for maintaining and managing the good health and productivity of the employees at large; human resources and administrative personnel (corporate risk managers), who are responsible for benefits and managing processes involved in Work Comp, and Supervisors who say: “Hey, when am I going to get this employee back? 6 weeks? 8 weeks?” For all, timely, secure communication is critical.