It’s taken decades, but the U.S. healthcare system is finally having to stand up to real market forces – economic and social. Fed up with spiraling costs and declining value, champions for a vibrant, market-based industry have generated enough momentum to disrupt the status quo holding the industry back. This white paper explores four powerful,
We love cool, practical innovations, especially the kind that give seemingly outdated practices a second chance at life. Think of it as upcycling for healthcare – applying the old in a way that is relevant and modern. This time it’s the long-forgotten house call. That’s right, physicians, particularly primary care docs, are pumping new life
Recently, 17 health systems across the US announced their participation in The Medicaid Transformation Project – a movement designed to transform care delivery for 75 million Medicaid recipients nationwide. What’s cool about this project is its focus on innovation to deliver whole-person care through a community-based approach – the kind we believe is critical to
Healthcare costs can vary greatly based on where we choose to receive it. Understanding these differences can help us be smarter consumers – playing an important role in the Smart Health Market.
The voice of consumers comes through loud and clear as they express their dissatisfaction with the current healthcare experience. It’s time for better service, convenience, lower costs, and transparency.
We’ve been fans of design thinking for quite some time – especially as a catalyst for innovation and moving past the status quo holding healthcare captive. Jeanne Liedtka, professor of business administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business contributed a great article on the subject in a recent edition of The Harvard
In an article for the NEJM Catalyst blog, Dr. Bruce Leff of Johns Hopkins University Medical Center shares his experiences and beliefs in moving care out of the traditional – and not-so-accommodating – hospital institution and into the comfort of the patient’s home. He recants what anyone who has ever stayed a night in a