Power to the Patient

Power to the Patient

Power to the Patient

Retail health— from convenient care clinics in drugstores to the emerging insurance exchanges mandated by healthcare reform—has the potential to reshape the provider and payer markets. Health plans are taking a position by investing in technology, assisting members with price and quality transparency, and developing innovative care networks that broaden member access. This webinar in brief is about how consumer-directed healthcare empowers “shoppers” by providing them with information about price and treatment options so that they can pursue cost-saving opportunities. As a result, a growing number of managed care organizations are adding retail health stores and clinics within their networks. Consumers want convenience in their health care options, which is right in line with retail channels offer.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Power to the Patient: Technology and Networks that Support Consumerism

I will be giving a talk on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 1:30 – 2:45 in Arlington, VA at the 6th Annual Consumer-Directed Healthcare Forum.

Here we will discuss how consumer-directed healthcare (at its best) empowers consumer-providing information about price, quality and treatment options; offering network options and incentives, including access to low-cost self-care and retail healthcare; and providing tools, technology and interventions that help consumers make the best choices possible. I will provide insights on the evolution of retail healthcare and learn what’s coming next.

You can see an extended version of the talk I will be giving in the Slideshare below.

To your health,

The Team at imagine.GO


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