The third gathering of the Health Innovation Think Tank brought together a diverse group of leaders, innovators and policymakers to identify best practices that can move the industry toward key clinical models associated with value-based care, connected health and virtual care.
Technology is ubiquitous in today’s healthcare environment. Yet hospital and healthcare organizations’ struggle to make the most of their technology investment is equally pervasive.
As the population ages, the demand for clinical care is rising rapidly. At the same time, the healthcare industry is dealing with a shortage of physicians and nurses. It’s a difficult equation, at best.
While it’s difficult to predict what will happen next in Washington, there is certainty around one thing. The industry needs to “move from volume to value-based care.
The Health Innovation Think Tank, Adoption and Policy at a Crossroads, held at the UPMC Center for Connected Medicine in Pittsburgh, on October 10th, discussed how healthcare organizations can truly embrace value-based care.
The Health Innovation ThinkTank, Adoption and Policy at a Crossroads brought together more than 50 healthcare thought leaders across the industry including care delivery systems, payer organizations and health IT innovators, to examine best practices.
Currently, the typical patient waits 29 days to see a physician, according to a recently released survey from Merritt Hawkins. And, it could get worse.
The average patient with five chronic conditions typically will sit in front of a doctor for only 15 out of the 8,760 hours in a year.
There’s plenty of discourse and dissent about the future of healthcare in the United States. Value-based care, however, seems to be eliciting support from all corners, according to Jeff Coughlin, senior director of federal and state affairs, HIMSS.
HIThinkTank is a dynamic group of health industry leaders dedicated to leveraging their collective wisdom in an effort to share best practices and positively affect public policy.