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How Can Employers Reduce Health Care Costs?

Your employees can generate unnecessary costs to your business without even knowing it. The tradition of “heading to the emergency department” isn’t always the best choice, but people often don’t know where else to turn when they need medical assistance (or think they do). These ED visits are the costliest option for your employees and your company, and may be unnecessary.

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Benefits of Partnering with a Nurse-First Triage Organization

Mark*, a 27-year-old male, is covering third base in the company softball game on a Friday evening when Sarah from accounting attempts to steal from second. She slides into Mark, jamming his left ankle. Mark tries to walk it off, but the pain and swelling quickly worsen. Unsure about the level of care he needs,

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Strategies to Reduce Unnecessary Emergency Room Visits

Unnecessary ER visits cost the healthcare industry at least $47 billion per year, according to a report from Accenture consulting firm (2021). The report cites patients with “low health system literacy” as one key cause of excessive ER visits. The complexity of today’s health system drives patients to the ER for acute needs that could be addressed in less expensive health settings, according to the report.

In addition to their negative impact to a hospital’s bottom line, excessive ER visits also put additional strain on clinical and support staff, while diverting valuable resources from patients experiencing serious health crises which truly require emergency care.

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Using Data to Drive Patient Acquisition, Retention and Growth

An innovator in the health care space, Conduit Health Partners’ use of data is a driving factor in helping to determine the correct type of care each patient should receive, when they should receive it, if that care is best delivered in the hospital or at home, and how that care will impact the bottom line for both the health care services provider and the patient.

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A timely care delivery

Brandon Burt, a Nurse Triage Specialist with Conduit, was working overnight on the 24/7 Nurse Access Line, when a man called at 2 a.m. because his wife was in labor and they were on their way to the hospital. He wanted to make sure his wife’s doctor was notified to meet them there. Normally, Burt would have messaged the on-call provider who would have called the man back within about 30 minutes. However, Burt quickly realized that wouldn’t be soon enough.

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