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.
Over the past couple of years, a lot of attention has been paid to the importance of community-based organizations developing the skills to negotiate and partner effectively with payers, health systems, and provider organizations: Earlier this year, the National Coalition on Care Coordination released a report “Building the Business Case: Community Organizations Responding to the Changing Healthcare Environment for […]
The Bridge Model National Office regularly hosts webinars for the Bridge Model Collaborative. We have decided to offer our September webinar to the general public! This webinar, “Doing Your Homework on Hospitals”, will take place on Tuesday, September 22 from 2:00 – 3:00pm CT (3 – 4pm ET, 12 – 1pm PT). Sharon Post, Director […]