Combining Accountability With Support
Welcome to the Future of Health!
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Happy New Year 2015. We wish all of our health care clients, partners and colleagues good health and high energy. We will certainly need it more than ever!
Our primary job as always is to support consumers and providers to achieve success in health while limiting burden to the pocketbook.
In addition to the individual, this benefits society overall with productive contributing members and funds can be disseminated for healthcare and other necessary efforts such as keeping us safe as a nation, improving education and research, roadways, structures and recreational facilities available to the population at large.
2015 does bring with it some new challenges –despite best efforts-cost of care and health insurance premiums are going up; more individuals are insured via Medicaid but reimbursement to physicians will revert back from near Medicare to Medicaid rates potentially creating access problems; and penalty to consumers with no insurance who hadn’t understood the true cost as a percentage of income are in play.
To overcome these challenges, the three main principles of the HealthCAWS Call to Action remain the same:
●Meet the new consumer where they are on their terms, with the least costly and invasive service possible to achieve their best possible outcome
●Limit unnecessary burden for providers and offer supports to advance in value-based care
●Reduce system complexity for all stakeholders by simplifying requirements and processes, freeing up critical resources and mind space for innovation
Combining Accountability With Support-"the CAWS™" has never been more important. Ideal support services will help consumers and providers focus on addressing key quality and cost drivers creating better health and economic benefit for all.
Best for Success,
Chairman & CEO
In the News..........
September 17, 2014 HealthCAWS CEO presents at the State of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Annual eHealth Summit Review the program Here April 2, 2014 HealthCAWS Announces New Enhancements to Consumer eHealth Readiness Tool™ including new meaningful use recommendations Read the release Here
February 13, 2014 PCPCC and HealthCAWS to Co-Host Webinar for National Audience on Importance of Consumer Engagement in Primary Care Medical Home. Read the release
December 23, 2013 HIMSS announces merger with NeHC. Read the release Here
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 22, 2013 Kentucky Health Information Exchange Expands Program with NeHC and HealthCAWS to Drive Consumer Engagement in eHealth across KY. 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
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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