Mitigating the Healthcare Workforce Crisis with Technology Leads Discussions at Forcura CONNECT 2022 Summit

Experts say interoperable technology is more crucial than ever to prepare for changing demands, including value-based care, higher patient acuity levels and higher patient volumes.

JACKSONVILLE, Florida., January 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Forcura, a health technology company that enables safer patient care transitions and coordination, recently hosted its Forcura CONNECT Summit 2022where nearly 600 healthcare professionals participated to find out where the post-acute care sector stands against the competition in a value-based care economy.

Key Takeaway: Complex Care Requires Connected Technology and Partnerships

Almost all of the 30 speakers framed their speeches around the healthcare workforce crisis and the growing complexities and solutions for caring for the sickest patients at home.

For example, Merrimack Valley ACO, a Medicaid ACO based in Massachusetts, have lowered overall costs and reduced rehospitalization rates for their patient population by coordinating home health care and behavioral care within a “medical ward.” According to dr. Christine RooneyChief Medical Officer of Merrimack Valley ACO, monthly costs went from $80 per member at only $8.

Other panels discussed why using point-of-service analytics not only improves operational spend, but can also improve the supplier experience. Speaker Nick Knowltonvice president of strategic initiatives at ResMed and chairman of the board of directors of CommonWell Health Alliance, elaborated on this point and said that technology systems must overcome friction for stakeholders to share, collect and act on information, in saying, “If you want to manage patients with multiple comorbidities and improve their outcomes…you have to involve multiple stakeholders. You can’t do that without interoperability.”

“As more healthcare professionals – business administrators, policy makers, technologists, clinicians – cross the line and train in other sectors, the better we will be able to understand business and care goals. everyone, and the better we will serve the patient. These partnerships really help drive innovation,” said Chief Strategy Officer of Forcura Annie Erstling.

Forcura CONNECT award winner and donation to patients and employees in need

Forcura also honored Amedisys with its very first Forcura CONNECT Award, which recognizes an organization of post-acute care providers for their exemplary approach or achievement in empowering better patient care. As part of its recognition, Forcura offered $5,000 to the Amedisys Foundation, which provides financial assistance to home care, hospice and personal care patients and employees.

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About Forcura

Forcura, a leading health technology company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, facilitates continuity of care through technology, analytics and a deep commitment to enable better patient care. The Forcura suite of tools is powered by Forcura Connect, a proprietary framework for standardizing interoperability and integration between post-acute healthcare organizations, physicians, electronic health records (EHRs), and others supporting technology providers. With our technology and analytics solutions, we are getting closer to increasing post-acute care opportunities every day. The company was recognized in 2021 as the best healthcare technology solution by the SIIA, ranked for the fifth consecutive year on the Inc. 5000 and is one of Fortune’s Top 20 Best Small & Midsize Workplaces™. For more information, visit http://www.forcura.comcall 800-378-0596 or follow Forcura on LinkedIn.

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