Combining Accountability With Support
Welcome to the Future of Health!
Dear Friends and Colleagues-
With close to half the year behind us and the countdown to the launch of the Exchanges continues, but now months instead of years away the trend toward consumerism is unstoppable. Consumers 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.
At the same time that consumerism is on the rise in healthcare, healthcare is moving to a more accountable system with good work already in place among physician groups, hospital systems and payers alike. Consumers and providers will need support in order for them or any other stakeholder to be successful in this accountability environment. The absolute explosion in availability of technologies to provide this support is both a blessing and a curse as providers sort through the myriad of sometimes fragmented options from which to choose. Fortunately the best options drive consumer engagement to more proactively manage health, extend the reach of costly staff and drive system efficiencies.
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 the prize- 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,
In the News..........
March 11, 2013
The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) and KY Stakeholders group including the Kentucky Govenor's Cabinet for Health and Family Services announce initative to drive adoption of Consumer Engagement featuring the CeRT powered by HealthCAWS. Read the release Here
November 27, 2012
The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) and HealthCAWS launch organizational Consumer eHealth Readiness Tool . Get the full press release Here
July 13, 2012 HealthCAWS partners with the National eHealth Collaborative on developemnt of a Consumer Engagement Assessment Tool.
August 8, 2011
HealthCAWS launches integrated HealthCAWS Accountability & Support Platform™ to include an incentive program tracking capability
June 29, 2011
HealthCAWs achieves WBENC certification
April 1, 2011
HealthCAWS® launches HealthCAWS PASSPort™ for Seniors
October 12, 2010 HealthCAWS® Mobilizes People to Actively Manage Their Health and Health Care Costs New HealthCAWS PASSPort™ Product Features Healthwise® Information and Tools Read more
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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