Analytics tools: Prevention is the best medicine for many chronic conditions, none more so than obesity. Sensitive, early intervention is possible for patients whose providers have analytics tools capable of identifying risk factors — such as an overweight BMI — and support tools to help patients maintain healthy weight.
Patient engagement tools: As patients work to follow preventive care plans, online portals can provide the education, secure communication with providers, reminders and encouragement they need to eat well, exercise and attend check-ups.
Clinical connectivity tools: Patients often see a team of providers to help manage obesity and related conditions, which means cardiologists, gastroenterologists, pediatricians and other providers all maintain separate health records. By sharing patient data electronically through clinical information exchange, providers and other healthcare entities can improve visibility of a patient’s progress.
Patient engagement tools: Patients can also take data sharing into their own hands by securely sending health records from one practice to another using Greenway Health’s online patient portal.
Electronic health records (EHRs): In order for shared data to be actionable, records must be comprehensive. Greenway’s EHR solution includes clinical templates for obesity-related visits — such as adult obesity management, bariatric history and physicals — which enables efficient, complete clinical documentation.
Medical billing solutions: Obese patients often manage other chronic conditions, and as high-deductible health plans become more prevalent, medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses will also increase. Greenway Health’s financial services can help practices adapt to increasing patient responsibility by sending collections letters, processing payments and identifying proactive ways to collect what they’re owed.
Eligibility verification: Greenway Health’s financial tools help patients and providers factor cost into care decisions. Practices using features such as procedure eligibility screening and formulary checks can proactively determine insurance coverage for medications, behavioral therapy or other treatment and help patients understand their options prior to forming weight-management plans.