Provider organizations are increasingly using community partners in patient activation efforts and as extensions of their own care teams. Some providers have formed networks with congregations to engage at-risk patients in their communities.
Early pioneers have used these networks to inflect unnecessary utilization among high-risk patients, resulting in decreased avoidable emergency department utilization, decreased length of stays, delayed readmissions, and a lower mortality rate for hard-to-engage patients.
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