The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference was held in-person and virtually this year. HIMSS is a global advisor, thought leader, and member association committed to transforming the health ecosystem through the power of information and technology.
Eden Health was on the ground at HIMSS21 as the official provider of health screenings and related care, providing COVID-19 testing and biometric screenings to thousands of conference attendees.
Eden’s CEO, Matt McCambridge, was also a presenter at the conference. Find the highlights of his presentation, The Power Matrix: Self-insured Companies, Payers, and Hybrid Care, below.
EMPLOYERS ARE INNOVATING IN EXCITING WAYS
That will continue to accelerate as employers take on more risk, they are looking for solutions that can help them actually protect that risk. This realignment is gaining further steam with our global realignment of how individuals work. Employers’ first stop is the insurance carriers. They are best positioned to supply innovative solutions to employer groups with novel payment models and a novel offering.
Groups looking to engage and retain members and accounts must innovate on the care model itself as improved care outcomes become the key.
We’ve seen a massive proliferation in specialty care over the last 30 years as startups and incumbents alike carve up the healthcare system. More companies are looking to enable employers to break away from their traditional relationships and, instead, buy services a la carte.
In order to stay ahead, carriers and other groups need to offer a compelling alternative to the point solution model that prioritizes improving care.
PARTNERSHIPS ARE HELPING PAYERS EVOLVE THEIR OFFERINGS
We’re already starting to see some payers getting increasingly far into care delivery. Every day seems to include another announcement of a solution partnership, but is it the right model for them? And is it the right model for patients?
Despite these innovations, we’re still not seeing widespread improvement in the care experience. Employers are seeing healthcare costs increase year over year and getting the care employees need hasn’t gotten any easier in an increasingly complex system.
Patients and employers alike are clamoring to access better care, but fragmented delivery makes this impossible — everything from urgent care to increased specialization to telehealth solutions has created a highly complex system. For every challenge and need, we’ve added a new point solution.
In Eden’s viewpoint, we need to start to think about this differently by going back to the beginning — by building a trusted relationship with a primary care provider and leveraging technology to deliver it in a seamless way.
HYBRID CARE IS THE WAY FORWARD
Done well, hybrid primary care removes confusion and introduces simplicity. It’s the entry point to a more seamless healthcare experience that delivers better care. Hybrid care organizes chaos and gets individuals to the exact right place that they need to go. This comprehensive vision for care integrates the under-utilized, but essential, services that form the basis for your trusted clinical relationships: care navigation, billing, mental health, and physical therapy.
EDEN HEALTH DELIVERS WHAT EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES WANT MOST
Whether your team is fully remote, in-person, or somewhere in between, Eden protects your people, wherever they are with an all-in-one healthcare solution that’s built for the hybrid workforce.
Our collaborative care model engages more patients, leads to trusted care, lowers total healthcare costs, and more. Reach out to a member of our team today to request a demo.