Integrated health systems, from managed care to the newest ACOs, face many challenges in today’s market. Regulatory requirements and changes in payment models are contributing to major shifts in how these systems deliver care to the populations they manage. Their efforts to become more cost-efficient while delivering consistent, high quality care have driven them to focus on more holistic population management strategies.
Behavioral health issues contribute to the development and exacerbation of high-cost chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart failure. As these systems work to bring down their costs and improve quality, helping their members learn to control behavioral health issues has become an increasingly important part of their strategy.
Since the two primary behavioral health treatment methods in use today – prescription medication and talk therapy – are expensive and resource intensive, new options are needed. Empower’s solutions give these systems the cost-effective tools they need to help their members manage depression, anxiety and stress – whether in the context of a behavioral health clinic, upon the recommendation of their primary care provider, or through a wellness website.
Empower’s solutions offer several advantages to help integrated health systems differentiate themselves in this competitive market. These solutions help organizations scale their behavioral health services to reach more of those in need with fewer resources. In addition, Empower’s solutions help organizations structure their care around best practices, setting up superior execution of their services and market-leading outcomes for their population.
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