Our team has an article published in the Spring 2016 edition of the PBIRG Perspective. Co-Authored with Greg Chu, Principal @KMK Consulting, the article describes our new "In Task" research method and begins on Page 8.
The explosion in digital technologies is transforming of our lives. But how quickly are we integrating technology into healthcare decisions? How does digital usage vary across countries? In a new survey spanning the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, we reveal which devices are most popular, how many are using online access to search for health information and treatment options, and how adoption and utilization differ by country.
Shortly after the media broke the story that Coca Cola is a Gold Sponsor of the American Academy of Pediatrics website HealthyChildren.org, SHC Universal implemented EXPRESS to immediately gain feedback from Pediatricians.
I recently attended an interesting meeting, where the agenda was set up to mimic Shark Tank , a network television show. On one side of the stage were investment companies, hospital CTOs and Payers (the Sharks). On the other side of the stage were executives from Hi-Tech healthcare innovators, demonstrating their latest apps/software developed to elevate the information flow and data storage between patients, doctors, insurance companies, hospitals, etc. (more…)
Consolidation is the buzz word in todays healthcare environment. Recent findings show that healthcare reform will continue to push physicians further away from the traditional independently owned and operated private practice setting. While consolidation in the healthcare industry is not new, it seems to have increased rapidly in recent years as physician practices, hospitals and other healthcare organizations contend with rising costs of care and the new technologies needed to process and report medical treatments and patient outcomes. (more…)
The Affordable Care Act is having a major impact on the healthcare industry including the Payer-Provider relationship. The creation of large Integrated Delivery Networks comprised of hospitals and other healthcare organizations as well as Accountable Care Organizations are driving some of this change as they move from volume based care to value based care. This will become more apparent as healthcare providers begin to earn substantial income by putting in place and adhering to quality metrics. (more…)