Straight Talk from Dave Chase at the HCAA Executive Forum

If you’ve never had a chance to hear Dave Chase speak, you need to find an opportunity to hear him offer some really important perspectives on where we are as a healthcare industry. For those not familiar with Dave Chase, you can learn more about him and his work on the Health Rosetta and his book “A Citizen Leader’s Guide to Restoring the American Dream: Rebuilding Hope, Health, & Well-being in Our Communities.” Dave Chase frankly says what many know about healthcare, but are afraid to say out loud.

To get a little taste of what Dave Chase shares, here’s a quick Twitter roundup from his talk at the HCAA Executive Forum which Colin Hung and myself attended.

I love that you can be an optimist and still acknowledge the problems we face.

This is actually what I’ve seen and the acknowledgment of why EHR software didn’t make clinical care better for doctors, but it did help improve revenue cycle management (at least when it was done right). We’ll see if stage 2 will improve clinical care now.

This was shared by Dave Chase when he talked about the Opioid Crisis and the target on healthcare CEOs back as people die due to Opioid addiction.

One of the most powerful things about the opioid crisis is that it seems to pretty much impact everyone.

I love this stat paired with his acknowledgment that insurance is not the solution to many of healthcare’s problems.

And this is the real problem with our spending in healthcare and the indication of what needs to be changed.

This is a scary thought. A similar concept can be applied to employers.

This is good news, but we still have a long ways to go.

The shipping container analogy is that the solutions to the problems are modular and can be stacked on each other. Be sure to check out Health Rosetta for all the details on this.

While we don’t cover the health plan space that much here at Healthcare IT Today, the principles shared by Dave Chase seem to apply to all of us in healthcare. Plus, it will take all of us to get involved and be part of the change.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

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