The majority of patients try to avoid the emergency department at all costs. Yet, for high-utilizing patients, the ED is often the easiest place to go for healthcare. Regardless of what you call them—high-utilizers, super-utilizers, or super users—the reality remains the same: the top 1% of patients account for 21% of healthcare spending, at an average of nearly $88,000 per patient annually.
Welcome back to our Four Questions Series! Houston Methodist Coordinated Care (HMCC) is an Accountable Care Organization located in Houston, Texas that is participating in the Track 3 Medicare Shared Savings Program. HMCC consists of a dedicated team of medical professionals working together to provide high-quality, coordinated care for their participating beneficiaries. Their care programs include coordinated care, transitional care as well as advanced illness care services, all of which work to improve patient outcome and experiences.
We sat down with Todd Cozzens, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Leerink Transformation Partners, and PatientPing board member, for our next Four Questions blog. Todd’s vast experiences in the healthcare IT industry–from leading healthcare investments at Sequoia Capital, working as CEO of Accountable Care Solutions at Optum, to founding and developing healthcare solutions such as Picis and Marquette Medical Systems–lend amazing insights into the future of care coordination investments as well as some of the challenges seen in healthcare today.
“Super SNFs” are reinventing post-acute care. These medical resort facilities are designed to be a one-stop-shop for patients in need of long-term treatment, marrying complex care and high quality of life.
Welcome back to our Four Questions Series! We caught up with the Care Management team at Harbor Health Plan in Michigan to learn more about how the team uses PatientPing in their daily workflows. Harbor Health (formerly ProCare Health Plan) is owned by Trusted Health Plan. Harbor Health was certified as a Clinic Plan in 1996, a Qualified Health Plan in 1998, and a licensed HMO in December 2000. Harbor Health has dedicated, experienced, and well-trained staff who have been involved in healthcare delivery for many years. Harbor Health ensures that its member’s medical.
After last month’s talk with Kevin Hutchinson about the Kaiser model, patient engagement and the rise of data analytics, this month’s blog with Dr. John Glaser, Senior Vice President, Population Health at Cerner, touches on the importance of knowing when to make the shift to value-based care. Providers are straddling the line between volume and value and their timing for moving toward the value-end of the spectrum is ripe for risk, but also for reward.
Kevin Hutchinson, current founder & CEO of MyTaskit, as well as long-time advisor to PatientPing, shares his insights in the next edition of our Four Questions blog. With an extensive background in healthcare–from being the Former Founding President & CEO at SureScripts to advising multiple growth-stage companies–Kevin’s insights and knowledge are invaluable to PatientPing.
Vince Kuraitis, advisor and strategic healthcare consultant, connected with PatientPing’s founder Jay Desai on the potential for healthcare to transform into a platform industry: Think Facebook, Google or Amazon. To Vince, healthcare desperately needs to capitalize on the network effect, but this can’t happen until healthcare embraces platform companies to support this business model.