Lumeris Chief Marketing Officer, Matt Cox, provides his reflections on HIMSS 2019 along with other healthcare executives.
Matt Cox. Chief Marketing Officer, Lumeris: After attending HIMSS19, which was my 15th year at the conference, one thing is clearer than ever before: Change in healthcare requires far more than just technology—especially for a major industry transformation like the shift to value-based care. Yes, we need better technology, AI and predictive models using social determinants of health to improve clinical and financial outcomes, but we also need enhanced collaboration and transparency between providers and payers. We need a new model of care delivery that focuses on the intersection of population health, plan expertise and targeted patient engagement towards improved outcomes. The call for claims data to be available to patients and accelerating FHIR adoption are critical. We need transformation not just from fee-for-service to fee-for-value but, more importantly, we need to focus on keeping patients well instead of treating them when they are sick. After all, at the end of day, healthcare is about patients—and we must continue doing our part behind the scenes to make that vision a reality for patients who deserve better.
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