The health care experience is taxing and confusing for patients and their families. The complexity often leads to disengagement and poor adherence to the plan of care. The Bridge Model is designed to integrate into any health care system in order to address these issues.
Bridge uses social workers to provide transitional care services, and leverages psychotherapy techniques to increase patient activation and follow-through. This approach of addressing both medical and social issues leads to many positive outcomes, including significantly lower readmission rates and decreased stress for patients and family caregivers.
In a recent Health Affairs blog post, authors Anand Parekh and Robert Schreiber describe opportunities for community-based organizations (CBOs) to contribute toward improved outcomes and reduced costs. In addition to highlighting transitional care as one way CBOs are participating in health reform, the authors also mention the following opportunities: Evidence-based self-management programs Partnering with patient-centered medical homes to receive referrals Collaborate […]
Interested in learning more about the Bridge Model? Join one of these upcoming free informational webinars hosted by some of our partners and featuring various members of the Bridge Model National Office! Tuesday, June 30, 12pm ET: “The Bridge Model”, hosted by Post-Acute Care Center for Research (PACCR). For more details and to register, click here. Thursday, […]