Value-based healthcare initiatives are great, but on their own won’t be enough to bend the healthcare cost curve.
The focus must move—and move quickly—from treating people who are sick to helping them get and stay healthy. The only way that’s going to happen is by getting patients and populations motivated to do the right things early instead of desperate things late.
The New Consumer World of Tools and Health Models
Health plans, in particular, have shifted responsibility onto consumers.
Kyle Rolfing, President and Co-Founder of Bright Health, and Jackie Auba, Vice President of Cigna’s Customer Adoption and Personalization Strategy, will share this shift during the The New Consumer World of Tools and Health Models panel at the 11th Annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference.
At this session you’ll also check out a demo from health optimization platform Welltok. Through population health management we are learning more about how to create wellness strategies and to stratify patient populations based on their conditions and adjust for nuances in age, race, diagnostic groups, and the like.
This type of information can inform care management and care coordination program designs that address cultural and educational issues as well as medical issues, showing patients what they need to do and dedicating resources to support them in those efforts.
Meet Consumers Where They Are
Interactions with the healthcare system are complex and critical, but the vast majority of our health is defined by our time away from traditional healthcare settings. As result, the market is booming with new technologies that empower consumers to seamlessly track, understand, and improve their health.
Given that there are 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions worldwide today, and that by 2020 that number is expected to more than double to 6.1 billion, enabling communication via smartphone can pay multiple dividends.
At the 11th Annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference, we’ll take a closer look at Google Play to understand how the company that already knows so much about us is working to help us with our health. We’ll also see a demo of Curious from Linda Avey, CEO and Co-Founder of Precise.ly. Curious is not just another app. It helps consumers track data and chart experiences with sleep, autism and ME/CFS.
Register today for the Annual Fall Conference before rates go up after September 4th.