Massachusetts is among the more aggressive innovators when it comes to healthcare, and is one of just a dozen states implementing a Medicaid ACO model. We’ll be curious to see how providers integrate social determinants of health into their value-based plans — especially for the complex Medicaid population. Yes, Massachusetts is one of the wealthiest
Even our most forward-thinking colleagues lie awake at night wondering how to juggle the strategies of today with the innovations they’ll need for tomorrow. Take, for instance, the divergence among the various generations of health consumers.
Necessity is the mother of invention, according to ancient Greek philosopher Plato. But we might argue that wants — not just needs or necessities — are giving rise to a wave of new inventions in healthcare’s opportunity era. In other words, consumers need good care, but they also want convenience, affordability, reliable information, etc. That’s why it’s
There are plenty of reasons why it’s difficult to engage consumers in their health, but stakeholders have yet to find the right formula to overcome those barriers. In today’s opportunity era, the innovators who can solve this problem — with solid data to back it up — will be the most popular kids on the block. Providers
By executive order, the Department of Health and Human Services has only a few weeks to design a plan that would enable consumers to see the negotiated costs of their health services. That won’t just reveal the insurance co-pays or the hospital chargemaster prices — it’ll show the allowables that represent the true price of healthcare in the real world.
Everywhere you look it seems neighborhood retailers are expanding their health offerings to fill a market need. Consumers certainly like the idea of accessing on-demand, convenient care options, so the new surge of expansion makes a lot of sense. For example, CVS recently doubled down on clinic services by introducing its HealthHUB concept in Texas. The
Experts say the typical American diet is a leading cause of health problems in our country. But all those bad-for-you processed foods also happen to be inexpensive, quick, and tasty. No wonder Americans eat poorly. It’s just so easy to do! In today’s drive toward improving population health, there’s a hardy focus on the concept
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., and BALTIMORE, Md., June 11, 2019 – The Jefferson College of Population Health, part of Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University, today announced it has named Don McDaniel as its first Entrepreneur-in-Residence. McDaniel, a longtime healthcare executive, is CEO of Canton & Company, a Baltimore-based healthcare growth and innovation firm. “This is an exciting day for
As we’ve discussed before, 94% of our colleagues believe the current healthcare system revolves around sickness rather than health. But the majority of them also believe we’ll transform that dynamic within the next 10 years. To be clear, their optimism isn’t based on pie-in-the-sky predictions. There’s evidence of the shift toward comprehensive health emerging all the time
We continue to see evidence of the opportunity era in healthcare — this period of transformation creating opportunities for innovators and forward-thinking organizations to deliver status quo-breaking products and services. Take for instance, the positive outlook for convenient care clinics. It’s a segment that is not only growing in scale, but it’s also riding the brisk tailwinds