We are proud to announce MedBridge’s new Multiple Episodes of Care feature - accessible for clinicians in the Patient Profile and HEP Builder, and displayed for patients in the Patient Portal and MedBridge GO Mobile App! Below we walk you through how to utilize its features to create and manage multiple or concurrent episodes of care.
Multiple Episodes of Care
More complex care plans require support across disciplines throughout the continuum of care, and keeping these care plans both consistent and distinct is vital to optimal patient outcomes. This is particularly important for patients with complex care plans that involve multiple care settings.
Our new Multiple Episodes of Care feature enables the categorization and naming of each distinct episode of care, which increases the efficiency of HEP building by enabling segmentation of episodes and easing care coordination, as well as improving the patient experience by segmenting concurrent care plans.
For example, a stroke patient’s comprehensive treatment plan could require separate care plans with their physical therapist, occupational therapist, and speech-language pathologist. With our MEC feature, these separate care providers can interact individually with the patient’s care plan, keeping them informed on the patient’s progress and status.
MEC is also beneficial for patients experiencing concurrent episodes of care that are unrelated, such as patients undergoing simultaneous treatment for shoulder and pelvic floor conditions, or for patients with comorbidities that require different ongoing treatment plans.
With the Multiple Episodes of Care feature, you can:
- Provide multiple clinicians the ability to establish a specific ‘episode’ within a program focused on their area of care
- Review and update any episode per patient
- Enable multiple episodes to be active at one time
- Create segmentation between disciplines and treatment types for clinicians and patients
This feature also enables patients to:
- Toggle between multiple episodes assigned to them, review exercises, log adherence, and give feedback on an episodic level
- View ‘ended’ or ‘finished’ episodes of care, allowing for more self-management post-discharge
Learn how to use Multiple Episodes of Care to support your patients.