I have always been fascinated by simple solutions to seemingly complex problems. Few problems are more vexing than the US health care system. One of the solutions offered by several experts and policy makers is unifying care delivery and financing. Isn’t that simple? If not the solution, at least the articulation of the solution is simple.Read more
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Like a lot of business people, I travel quite a bit…and airline miles are golden. Even for those who only travel a couple of times a year, airline miles can help make leisure travel more attainable. Airlines have successfully changed the behavior of their customers by making them feel like they are members of a club.Read more
As our parents age, health care stakeholders should determine how to connect with them…and with us (their caregivers)by Claudia Douglass, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
My mother and I have completely different health needs, we don’t engage with the health care system the same way, and we have vastly different expectations. My mom is 91, nearly blind, and spends her days at an assisted living facility. While I am continually connected to technology, she goes out of her way to avoid it…although she does make an exception to watch Family Feud every evening.Read more
What’s shaping the future of health tech investment?
Health care technology investment in 2017 appeared to be all about convergence. In fact, there were no health tech IPOs at all that year.1 The focus seemed to be squarely on expanding industry footprints to gain economies of scale and more control over the continuum of health services.Read more
Digital technology and the pharma-patient relationship
The evolution of digital technology in health care has been truly breathtaking. Once a few devices and apps in the clinical setting seemed revolutionary. We now see a future with a full-scale digital technology uptake with streamlined reimbursement and back office functions as well as ROI measurement.Read more
The MISSION Act opportunity: How the US Department of Veterans Affairs can help design modern American health careby Greg Pellegrino, Business Innovator, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Think of the Veterans Affairs. Now think of a veteran.
Close your eyes and try to visualize the VA and an actual veteran.
We will come back to this.
Perhaps one of the most contentious political fights of the past decade has centered on the Affordable Care Act (ACA),Read more