Health coaching is the fastest growing workforce strategy in healthcare, today. There is clear reason. Most healthcare occurs outside the provider office–95% or more. To be truly effective, healthcare providers must get to that 95%. Inspiring patient accountability, building patient self-care skills and prompting best health behaviors is the brass ring to achieving outcomes.
Recognizing patients as the great untapped resource in healthcare, and then, enabling them to become the heroes of their own health future is a transformational path for providers and the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The undisputed requirement for this seismic shift is a healthcare team with performance focused health coaching skills. Health coaching, particularly in the clinical setting, is the fastest growing workforce design strategy in healthcare.
The Clinical Health Coach® training was the first formal training specifically designed to create behavior change specialists in clinical settings for the PCMH and ACOs. However, it further focused building care management facilitators—coaches equipped with knowledge about population health, care process and patient outcome strategies.
Hundreds of healthcare professionals across the country have benefited from this integrated training and earned a Certificate of Competency in Clinical Health Coaching. Onsite and online options are available. The onsite training has grown rapidly through contracts with ACOs and clinical systems committed to giving meaning to their PCMH strategies. Online training has become the option of choice for those less able to travel to onsite events, and for introducing clinical health coaching skills to a larger bandwidth of staff within their healthcare system. These organizations sense that clinical health coaching skills are a direct path to advance productivity and performance in achieving the Triple Aim.
Clinical Health Coach® training was designed in a clinical setting. It develops a very particular set of skills to engage and activate patients with health risks, promoting self-care skills, improved clinical outcomes and lower health care costs. It prepares physicians, nurses, care coordinators, care managers, health coaches and other healthcare professionals with proven motivational techniques, communication skills and practice improvement strategies to inspire patient accountability and implement population health. This performance focused instruction is unique in its clinical focus and support of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
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