For every $1 billion in revenue, variation in care can cut away up to $30 million.

It is a sobering fact that zip codes still determine the quality of healthcare for patients. Unfortunately, standards of care can vary widely based on where in the country a patient lives.

One answer is to ensure that entire care teams have access to the right information, at the right time, to make the best evidence-based decisions for their patients.

By harmonising the decision-making process, hospitals can improve outcomes, reduce care variations, and cut costs at the same time, according to healthcare information services provider Wolters Kluwer.

There are three key parts to improving your care teams’ decision making:

1. Drive evidence-based decisions

  • A decision-making tool that is a seamless part of the workflow and easy to use will help get clinicians on board with new technology
  • 2. Align care teams and patients

  • Every member of a care team should have access to patient information. Similarly, the patient should have access to the same information, so they too can participate in decisions about the care they receive.
  • 3. Activate patients

  • Multiple studies have confirmed the benefits of patient engagement programmes. Patients are more invested in their own health, helping to reduce readmissions – which can cost healthcare systems billions.
  • To learn more about how to deliver more effective care with Wolters Kluwer’s decision-making tools, download the whitepaper by filling out the form below: