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Healthcare Innovation

Healthcare Delivery Innovation – What’s Next?

We all agree that as an employer, being self-insured gives you more options and opportunities to control healthcare costs.

But our traditional approach continues to grow at unsustainable figures.

So what’s new on the horizon?

IF there can be a positive, the COVID pandemic may have been a catalyst that changed behavior and allowed healthcare innovation and growth.

How do you ask?

We became a world that quickly learned to adopt, “trust” and learn the virtual world.

Why is that innovation in healthcare? Telemedicine.

Telemedicine Barriers pre-covid were provider reimbursement, consumer trust, and utilization. But look at us now… The world has shifted. The flexibility to be anywhere yet still work, connect with friends and family and access basic virtual non-emergency healthcare has become the new normal.

It’s funny that “the safety of remote” during the pandemic has designed a newly accepted world of less driving, less waiting, and lower expense. Let’s face it, how many times have you said, “can’t I just do it online/remote?”

So what’s next in healthcare? Watch the Direct Primary Care model.

Some may perceive it to be a bit tricky with a traditional employer-sponsored plan – but is it?

The premise of offering a patient-centered care platform looking at the whole person, and the personal social determinants of health profoundly impact health care delivery and expense.

Why? Because we will truly embrace treating the everyday health of the person – instead of treating “just” a disease.

 

Jodie E. Braner, RHU

Jodie E. Braner, RHU

  • Population Health Data Analytics
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  • Strategic and Innovative Design Analysis
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