Inpatient volumes continue to decline and the experts think this trend will not change.
There are several reasons for this development:
- Elective admissions, which never recovered after dropping during the Recession;
- Pressure to reduce readmissions as a result of the Affordable Care Act;
- Hospitals building clinically integrated networks to emphasize prevention and proactive care;
- New technologies that makes outpatient treatment safer.
The last two factors can drive down inpatient volumes and therefore decrease total healthcare costs. Vitaphones’ new technologies make outpatient treatment safer: we provide tools to optimize diagnoses and care by using telemonitoring solutions.