Thought leader podcast series: Home care & population health

June 13, 2017 |  Home Care, Nursing, Podcast, Population Health, Patient Engagement


In this installment of our thought leader podcast series, I chat with Cheryl Adams, RN, BSN, MBA, Home Health Administrator of Sparta Community Hospital (Sparta, IL) about home care and the significant role it plays in population health. During the podcast, Cheryl discusses Sparta’s successful deployment of a telehealth program along with some creative patient engagement approaches they’ve implemented to help patients follow their care plans and prevent inpatient readmissions. You’ll also hear about how Cheryl has seen healthcare evolve in her 30+ years in the industry, including a discussion on the changing expectations of patients as we shift to consumer-driven healthcare.

Specific topics covered in this podcast include:

About Sparta Home Care


Home care as it relates to population health


Challenges in care coordination


Sparta’s telehealth program


Creative patient engagement initiatives at Sparta


Home care facilitating a patient-centric approach


Advice for building a home care service line


How has healthcare evolved in the past 30+ years


The future of healthcare


Changing patient expectations


Sparta leveraging MEDITECH to deliver quality care


Prefer to read? Check out the full transcript.

Written by Ken Laliberte, Solutions Manager for Analytics and Population Health, MEDITECH

Ken Laliberte is responsible for meeting with healthcare leaders to discuss how MEDITECH's solutions and services will allow them to excel in an industry in the midst of a paradigm shift from volume to value. He fervently believes that true transformation requires organizations to not only obtain technology and software, but to also address buy-in and processes. Ken enjoys exploring creative solutions organizations can deploy to standardize and enhance workflows for increased efficiencies and discussing strategies to promote engagement and buy-in.
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