A new study offers a framework for a better comprehension of how health organizations can better serve the communities they serve in day by day operations.
While many healthcare institutions have devoted strongly in enhancing the experiences of patients, according to the research released in the Journal of Business Research, they are now striving to link these initiatives and community health.
The head writer Andrew S. Gallan, PhD, an assistant lecturer from the marketing department at the Florida Atlantic University College of Business comments that the article demonstrates that two associated ideas, intra-alignment (linking stuff in the provider-patient relationship) and inter-alignment (linking patients and their networks with extra resources addressing social factors affecting health).
“The study’s primary thrust was to connect individual healthcare solutions with community welfare, to assist healthcare organizations to recognize that micro-level technique can be scaled-up to improve the health and well-being of the populations they serve,” suggests Gallan.
The notion of Patient Ecosystem Management was implemented by Galan and peers, which links individual patient experiences to community wellness.
Gallan states that this idea offers a structure for healthcare organizations to follow to interact with patients and their attendants to identify any problems that act as barriers to improve the route to recovery and well-being; and then pave path for healthcare experts to link patients to resources that will enhance the capacity of the patient to achieve their health objectives.
The research offers a table of 14 distinct organizational examples that have taken measures to align patients with resources that can solve particular problems beyond a hospital’s walls. Community navigators, for example, can assist patients to navigate problems outside healthcare encounters and decrease unnecessary use of healthcare facilities.