So much has been written recently about the “Democratization of Healthcare” that it merits a deeper investigation. Is this just a trendy buzzword or is it really a phenomenon? Dr. Eric Topol highlighted the trend in his recent book, “The Patient Will See You Now.” In the book, he provides detailed evidence for a knowledge-driven shift of power from doctors to patients facilitated by emerging technologies. Dr.
Part 5: Best Practices to Empower Consumer Driven Healthcare
This is the last article in our five-part series, “The Evolution of Consumer Driven Health Plans: From Cost Shifting to True Healthcare Consumerism.” The goal of the series is to help employers and plan managers assess both the positive and negative consequences of CDHPs, and to recommend steps they can take to better equip employees to be informed healthcare consumers. In our last article, we assessed the impact of CDHPs on employee finances, health and satisfaction. Here we will recommend changes to the CDHP delivery m
There’s so much happening in healthcare right now, it’s hard for me to narrow the important things to pay most attention to in 2016. Here are the top 5 changes in healthcare on my radar to track this year: