Combining Accountability With Support
Welcome to the Future of Health!
Dear Friends and Colleagues-
With the launch of the Exchanges underway, there is clearly more work to do to better support consumers once activated to engage with good information and easy to use, high value technologies. Consumer decision making as I like to put it occurs in only two places; 1) point of care and 2) point of daily living or daily decision making. Recognizing the consumer as an untapped workforce to advance health, quality and manage costs is paramount to the success of all. The best support features help consumers more proactively manage their health, extend the reach of costly staff and drive system efficiencies that avoid frustrating consumers.
At the same time that consumerism is taking hold, healthcare is moving to a more accountable system with many expansion efforts underway among physician groups, hospital systems and regional and national payers. Consumers and providers will need support in order for them or any other stakeholder to be successful in this accountability environment.
Together, by Combining Accountability With Support-"the CAWS™", we can achieve the vision of high quality, affordable health care for all.
•Consumers will be required to take charge of their health and will benefit from more transparency of cost to the system and to them personally, as well as, better coordination of their streamlined care
•Providers will continue to transition from fee per service model to a proactive population health approach that is reimbursed based on value
•Health plans will further emphasize the health in health plan through support solutions for consumers and providers while de-emphasizing traditional administrative functions
•Health technology, population health, alternative site and biotech and pharma companies will excel based on their ability to deliver value in flexible business and operational models.
By maintaining our focus on the levers that deliver on the promise- that is better health and higher quality care at an affordable cost- we can expect nothing less than the personal best possible health and healthcare at a reasonable cost for all,
Best for Success,
Chairman & CEO
In the News..........
December 5, 2013 NeHC Framework and
HealthCAWS Tools to be highlighted in panel discussion at mHealth Summit on December 9th. Read the release Here October 24, 2013 University of Central Florida College of Medicine, National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) and HealthCAWS jointly announce a collaboration to support advancement of consumer ehealth engagement across Central Florida. Read the release Here October 22, 2013 Kentucky Health Information Exchange Expands Program with NeHC and HealthCAWS to Drive Consumer Engagement in eHealth across KY. Read the release Here September 17, 2013-Quality Insights of Delaware – Regional Extension Center (QIDE REC), NeHC and HealthCAWS jointly announce a collaboration to support providers in consumer eHealth engagement throughout the State of Delaware. Read the release Here August 29, 2013- HealthCAWS CEO Raises Awareness on Consumer Engagement in Context of Accountable Care. Read the release Here July 31, 2012- HealthCAWS Announces Consumer Portal Launch and Gains Highly Respected Individuals to Its Advisory Board. Read the release Here July 17, 2013-HealthCAWS CEO, Rose Maljanian, is scheduled to Speak at mHealth+Telehealth World Congress in a week on Strategies to Accelerate Consumer Engagement in eHealth. Read the release Here March 11, 2013-The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) and KY Stakeholders group including the Kentucky Governor's Cabinet for Health and Family Services announce initiative to drive adoption of Consumer Engagement featuring the CeRT powered by HealthCAWS. Read the release Here
o Take personal responsibility for your health
o Be an active participate - ask questions and say what you think
o Be a purchasing consumer - comparison shop for quality/value
o Be a role model - help your family/friends with all of the above
o Communicate with patients' expectation of accountability
o Work with patients to identify issues and needed supports
o Participate in quality programs and communicate unmet support
o Denounce misuse, overuse, and underuse of healthcare resources
o Assess your offerings for alignment of accountability & supports
o Better understand consumer and provider needs to inform offerings
o Commit to improve efficiency and eliminate waste in the system
o Contribute innovations and resources that drive value
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