Four Ways Sites of Care Are Shifting
– How to Make Your Network Match

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing immediate, disruptive changes to how and where patients access care.

Recent years have seen a major migration in where patients access care as continuous advancements in medicine and technology have enabled providers to safely deliver care in settings previously thought impossible.

While this migration has not always been seamless, health systems have typically had time to plan — with either a steady shift over time or an anticipated change in reimbursement or regulatory guidance signaling the shift to come.

The COVID-19 pandemic disruption has challenged many health systems. They must rise to the challenge of adapting their resource-heavy, high-acuity sites of care to meet inconsistent patient volumes across both COVID and non-COVID patient populations. And they must meet patient demand for care in lower-acuity settings, which the network may not be well-equipped to deliver.

This paper examines how the delivery demand model is changing and how health systems can realign the current mismatch between network assets and patient demand.


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