5 Things to Know as Telehealth Reaches its Tipping Point

5 Things to Know as Telehealth Reaches its Tipping Point

Market demands for “care everywhere” have brought telehealth to the forefront, and the outlook is quite positive. Utilization is up. Policy and payment details related to telehealth are being ironed out, and value-based models are ready to pay off for providers who...
Patients Get Creative to Get What They Want

Patients Get Creative to Get What They Want

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,...
The Elephant in the Room: Patient Engagement

The Elephant in the Room: Patient Engagement

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 —...
Providers Still Falling Short of Consumer Demands

Providers Still Falling Short of Consumer Demands

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 —...