We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 2/9 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Heather Lavoie (@HSLavoie) from @Geneia on the topic of “The Role of HealthIT in Driving Payer-Provider-Employer Collaboration.”
2018 is shaping up to be another year of healthcare change, disruption and consolidation. In the past three months alone, more than $140 billion in healthcare deals have been announced, most notably the CVS Aetna merger. The news Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan are collaborating to simplify employee healthcare dominated industry headlines and moved the market.
In the years since ACA was enacted, there has been increasing action towards payer provider convergence. ACOs and value-based care models continue to gain traction. The early success stories showing improved costs, quality and outcomes are characterized by greater alignment and collaboration among payers and providers. More recently, employers and employer coalitions are joining these efforts to work together with their payer and provider partners to reverse decades of increasing costs and declining employee health.
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- The Road to Payer Provider Convergence is Paved with Analytics
Join us for a robust discussion on the critical role of healthIT in successful payer-provider-employer collaboration and convergence.
Topics for This Week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: We’ve all seen the big announcements around collaboration and convergence such as @Aetna, @CVSHealth and @Amazon. What do you think this means for the future of healthcare? #HITsm
T2: To what degree is #healthIT an enabler and/or a barrier to the kind of collaboration envisioned by the architects of the Aetna-CVS deal? #HITsm
T3: There is increasing talk about payer provider collaboration. How do you see employers joining these efforts? #HITsm
T4: What needs to happen from a #healthIT perspective to simplify payer-provider-employer collaboration? #HITsm
T5: Who should be the driver of #healthIT efforts to connect payers, providers and employers? What role might the consumer/patient have in driving payer-provider-employer collaboration? #HITsm
Bonus: What’s the role of advanced #analytics is making payer-provider-employer collaboration easier? #HITsm
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Hosted by Corinne Stroum (@healthcora)
We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always, let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.
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