Mobile integrated health models cut costs and improve care
It is no surprise that most emergency rooms are habitually congested and stretched thin on resources. Preferably, ER visits are reserved for severe and urgent, often life-threatening cases requiring immediate attention during a crisis. Unfortunately, reports show that roughly 30% of ER visits are for common chronic ailments, likely unnecessary, adding an estimated $8.3 billion in costs for the healthcare industry. Through UCM’s mobile integrated health solution, patients can receive an appropriate evaluation and care in a timely manner at the home instead of in crowded ER waiting rooms. By offering alternative solutions to receiving care, patients gain access to improved efficiencies, lower costs, and a structure that connects, engages, and empowers patients to improve their health.