Guest Post: Regardless what the Supreme Court Rules: Technological Innovations Are the Future of Health Care
June 28, 2012 Leave a comment
The Healthcare Industry waits today for the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), no doubt the single greatest change to the nation’s health care system since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid Programs in 1966. A ruling on its constitutionality, therefore, will likely have a considerable impact on the state of the healthcare industry for years to come.
While the judges argue their positions and write opinions, and opponents and supporters stake out the Court’s steps with chants and signs, there is a long term and much less conspicuous movement that has been shaping the health care industry through innovation, collaboration and adoption and adaptation of cutting edge technology.
In a recent report[i], Ernst & Young declared that health care is shifting to a new level of consumer centricity and moving to a “Third place of delivery”.
“To address the challenge of behavior change, the epicenter of health care system – how health care is produced, delivered, consumed, and paid for – will move beyond the two places in which it has traditionally been delivered, the hospital and doctor’s office,” the report says.
“The third place is wherever the patient happens to be. It is both every place and no place. For health care, the third place is the patient,” it concludes.
The Population Health Management industry has long understood the need for coordinating and providing care for the patient outside the traditional delivery settings. Our members have been developing the innovative technologies, approaches, strategies and methods for reaching and engaging the individual as patient and health consumer.
I am here to extend you an invitation: Come to have a taste of what the future of patient-centered, value-driven and technology-supported health care looks like at the:
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
11 am – 7 pm
Rayburn House Office Building – Rayburn Foyer
This Showcase brings an elite group of ten health care innovators to Capitol Hill for live interactive demonstration of cutting-edge health tools, services and programs.
Regardless of what the Supreme Court decides, we know that the innovations we are seeing in 2012 are the foundations of the health care delivery system of the future. CCA staff had a hard time selecting only ten among the many potential participants and it was clear that there is a plethora of innovation and companies investing in Population Health Management.
Join us on July 11 to glance into the future of health care.
– Chris Coloian, Chair, CCA Board of Directors
[i] Ernst & Young, Progressions Global Life Science Report 2012
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