Leaders Share Insight on Healthcare Consumerism & Digitally Enabled Organizations

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It’s no surprise to anyone working in healthcare that healthcare consumerism and digitally enabled organizations that support healthcare consumers and patients are top of mind for today’s healthcare executive leadership. Indeed, Total Consumer Health and The Digital Healthcare Organization are ranked #2 and #5 respectively on the 2019 HCEG Top 10 list of challenges, issues, and opportunities facing healthcare executives.

Immediately after AHIP’s 2018 Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum (AHIP CDF) adjourned in Nashville, TN last month, HCEG hosted an Executive Leadership Roundtable (ELR) for approximately three dozen participants. Brian Lobley, President, Commercial and Consumer Markets at Independence Blue Cross and Stuart Hanson, Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Payments at JPMorgan Chase & Co chaired the ELR with HCEG’s Executive Director Ferris Taylor moderating.

Topics Discussed at HCEG’s Recent Executive Leadership Roundtable in Nashville, TN

As is the approach with all ELR’s hosted by the HealthCare Executive Group, the theme presented and the topics were aligned with and built upon the theme of the anchor event: Consumer Experience & Digital Health:

  • Catalysts for Healthcare Consumerism
  • Turning Passive Health Plan Members and Patients into Active Consumers
  • How Value-Based Relationships Change How Healthcare Stakeholders Engage with Their Members and Patients
  • Independence Blue Cross and JP Morgan Chase Perspectives on Member Engagement
  • Impact of New Competition and Innovations on “Healthcare Consumerism”

This is the first post of a two-part series recapping the information, insight, and ideas shared during the nearly three-hour long executive leadership roundtable event held on December 13th, 2018.

Helping Simplify Healthcare Decisions

One theme throughout the 2018 AHIP CDF was that most compelling opportunities to improve healthcare lie in making the complex simple.  In healthcare, there are simply too many transactions that add friction and create misery for the very people who can ill-afford to experience them.  These transactions must be imbued with both humanity & simplicity.

Ferris Taylor kicked off the discussion by asking panelists:

What is being done now or can be done soon to help people understand their healthcare options?

Brian Lobley noted the importance and value of healthcare consumers working with and through their PCP or other physician(s) primarily responsible for providing their care. He noted that many primary care physicians will only work within their own healthcare system and will often not suggest any services from other providers outside that healthcare system – even if it were in the patient’s best interest clinically and/or financially. Brian went on to state that until consumers bear more of the cost there will not likely be any appreciable change

Discussion ensued that short benefit periods preclude most health plans or other risk-bearing organizations from investing in people’s health. Everyone seemed to agree that longer benefit periods or some way of sharing individual healthcare costs over a period of multiple years and perhaps across multiple payers would go a long way toward improving individual outcomes and lowering overall costs.

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Roundtable participates agreed that in order to maximize consumer and patient benefit and to minimize physician burnout, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures must be intelligently integrated into physician/clinician workflow and the patient’s life-flow.

Physicians and patients simply don’t want to be told what to do but rather provide and obtain needed services as conveniently as possible and as part of their individual, respective day to day workflow and life-flow. As Ferris stated: ‘Make the right thing the easy thing to do!’

Democratizing Healthcare Decision-Making and Control to Consumers and Patients

ELR participant David Gallegos shared:

“Until healthcare is democratized, it’s going to be very hard for consumers to really take control. Right now, healthcare consumers really don’t have much choice because it’s the employers who choose the health plan and the employers who make all the contracting and payment decisions. Until consumers have more choice and can make more of the primary decisions, there won’t be any major improvement.”

Tipping Points to a Truly Consumer Driven Healthcare Industry

One roundtable participant asked:

“What are your predictions on what the tipping points are that would get us to the truly consumer-driven industry much like retail or other things?”

JP Morgan’s Stuart Hanson stated that consumers and employer groups are fed up and taking action on their own and not waiting for the government or health insurance plans to address high costs and inconsistent outcomes:

I think we are there now with the current member populations of most health plans. Consumers are fed up. They’re asking their physicians harder questions. They’re challenging how their health plans adjudicate claims. They’re actually reading their EOB’s and trying to understand them. And now employer groups are demanding change.”

“But the industry has not adapted to employer and member demands so that’s why there are employer-driven initiatives like the Comcast-IBX initiative and the Amazon Berkshire Chase consortium that are driving employer-based change.”

Stuart and Brian went on to share information and insight on two nascent employer group consortiums they are each involved with:

Healthcare – Particularly Pharmacy – is a Huge and Growing Expense

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Stuart shared that, after salary and facilities (rent), healthcare is the 3rd largest expense for most employers. And that pharmacy is the largest and fastest growing part of overall healthcare expenditures. Brian noted that big pharma, and specialty drugs in particular, will eventually sink U.S. healthcare if pharmacy costs are not addressed soon.

The idea that a single payer or ‘Medicare For All’ movement can solve America’s healthcare crises was floated. Brian noted that many people fail to realize that these approaches are still based on a combined government-private solution and that many of today’s cost and outcomes challenges will not necessarily be fixed.

Increase in Home-based Care – Opening Opportunities for Non-Traditional Providers

As the home becomes more accessible physically and virtually via new technologies like voice, home-based medical and non-medical services provided in the home will help accelerate the tipping point. Brian pointed to the recent purchase of GreatCall by Best Buy and his own company’s partnership with Comcast. There was general agreement that the access that Best Buy’s Geek Squad and Comcast’s CATV installers have to the residential market offer great potential to engage with and influence healthcare consumer behavior.

Questions from Healthcare Leaders Participating in HCEG’s Executive Leadership Roundtable

Our roundtable events are free-flowing discussions and the eventual direction of each roundtable event is often dictated by where attendee interaction takes us. And participants at our ELR did ask questions and participate without being prodded:

Who do you think is the next Kodak in the Healthcare Industry?

ELR participant Dr. Kyra Bobinet, MD asked panelists: ‘Who do you think the next Kodak will be in the healthcare space?

Stuart responded: “Health plans” and noted how there used to be 100+ BCBS health plans and now there are less than 40.

And Brian added: “Hospitals” and noted that there are way too many beds available and hospital facilities and real estate holdings are huge expenses. And the movement of more home-based care is only exacerbating this shift in care settings.

Where do you see benefit design going to actually support true prevention?

Participant Kristen Valdes, CEO of b.well, raised the topic of more and more employer groups wanting to offer preventive and other services that are not often available in many health plan benefit packages. Kristen shared:Healthcare consumerism and digitally enabled organizations. Total Consumer Health. The Digital Healthcare Organization. 2019 HCEG Top 10 list. Prevention. Preventative Medicine.

‘We are seeing employers in our market wanting to pay for true prevention and we’re having to create programs. Employers are willing to pay (for preventive services) outside of their medical benefit.’

Kristen also noted that more healthcare organizations are offering their members and patients the opportunity to undergo genetic testing as part of a routine primary care visit. Increasingly, analytics are able to interpret these test results in terms of identifying the total cost of an individual based on providing care or not providing care.

The vision is that these services will provide physicians with relevant information to inform personalized treatment decisions for their patients, such as offering preventive steps to patients at risk for hereditary conditions.

Brian Lobley shared his opinion that the healthcare industry is a ways away from more widespread use of genomic and related testing because many individuals are afraid to use these tests based on a fear that the results may be used against them. Several participants shared that they find it hard to believe that someone will allow themselves to be exposed in terms of what their genomic testing reveals about their potential cost of care.

Why Have Health Plans, Physicians and Provider Organizations Not Partnered to Go Against Big Food?

Cate McConnell, Healthcare Change Leader at Appian, questioned why traditional healthcare constituents have not organized to lobby and make attempts to change the negative effect that many of the foods consumed in America have on an individual’s healthcare.

While no one offered an explanation, one participant did reference a recent article claiming that ‘gut health’ can be more important than ‘heart health.’ And Dr. Kyra Bobinet shared that nutrition and proper food choices are her passion and that anyone interested in learning more could reach out to her for more information.

Your Disease Does Not Define Who You Are

To illustrate the importance of how most people view their healthcare status and need, Ferris Taylor shared a description of one’s healthcare state does not define them:

“My wife has diabetes but she isn’t a diabetic. She’s a mother. She’s a grandmother. She sings in a choir. She has a life. She’s in the community. She wants to deal with that one element of her life but get on with all the rest of her life.”Healthcare consumerism and digitally enabled organizations. Total Consumer Health. The Digital Healthcare Organization. 2019 HCEG Top 10 list. Prevention. Preventative Medicine. Well-being

The Four Constituents of Well-Being

In response to Ferris’s share that the state of our health does not define who we are as individuals, Dr. Kyra Bobinet shared that scientific studies have shown that four primary constituents rooted in neural circuits have a significant influence on our well-being:

  1. Resilience: the rapidity with which we recover from adversity; some people recover slowly and other people recover more quickly.Healthcare consumerism and digitally enabled organizations. Total Consumer Health. The Digital Healthcare Organization. 2019 HCEG Top 10 list. Prevention. Preventative Medicine. Well-being Resilience. Outlook. Attention. Generosity
  2. Outlook: the ability to see the positive in others, the ability to savor positive experiences, the ability to see another human being as a human being who has innate basic goodness.
  3. Attention: the ability to voluntarily bring back a wandering attention over and over again is the very root of judgment, character, and will.
  4. Generosity: altruistic behavior activates circuits in the brain that are key to fostering well-being.

Kyra shared that practicing these four skills can provide the substrate for enduring change, which can help to promote higher levels of well-being in our lives. Turns out, well-being is a skill that can be practiced and strengthened.

More About Healthcare Consumerism & Digitally Enabled Organizations

In the second post recapping our Executive Leadership Roundtable, we’ll share insight and ideas on the following topics that were presented and discussed:

  • How social determinants of health are becoming a driver of consumer health business objectives
  • Three steps for jump starting digital transformation
  • What was not addressed at the AHIP CDF that participants thought should have been addressed
  • ELR participant responses to certain statements and claims during the AHIP CDF

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HCEG HealthCare Executive Group programs, partnerships, and networking opportunities for our members, associates and sponsor partners in 2019 and beyond.

What’s In Store for HealthCare Executive Group Members in 2019?

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The challenges, issues, and opportunities facing the United States healthcare industry change and grow every day. As part of our ongoing mission to support and serve healthcare executives and industry leadership, the HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG) is pleased to share some information on some of the programs, partnerships, and networking opportunities we have planned for our members, associates and sponsor partners in 2019 and beyond.

New Membership Model to Grow & Strengthen the HealthCare Executive Group

HCEG leadership have been working on evolving HCEG’s membership model to bring more value to the healthcare executives, decision makers, influencers and thought leaders who’ve made up HCEG’s membership for the past 30 years. Offering greater value to a wider range of individuals and companies in the most cost-effective way possible is our goal and our new model will be announced within the next several weeks. As with everything we do, we’ll be focusing on sharing information and supporting networking opportunities based on the HCEG Top 10 list.

Partnering with Other Healthcare Industry Conveners

Historically, HCEG has leveraged partnerships with complimentary associations and event organizers serving the needs of healthcare industry leaders. For instance, in previous years we’ve American Association of Payers, Administrators & Networks (AAPAN) America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) Frost & Sullivan (F&S) HLTH Future of Healthcare Forum (HLTH) Health Plan Alliance (HPA) International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP) UnitedAg (UnitedAg) Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) World HealthCare Congress (WHCC)provided speakers, panelists, content, promotional and other support to the following organizations – and will be doing the same in 2019:

  • American Association of Payers, Administrators & Networks (AAPAN)
  • America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
  • Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI)
  • Frost & Sullivan (F&S)
  • HLTH Future of Healthcare Forum (HLTH)
  • Health Plan Alliance (HPA)
  • International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP)
  • UnitedAg (UnitedAg)
  • Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)
  • World HealthCare Congress (WHCC)

In 2019 and beyond, we’re working on expanding these existing – and new – partnerships to leverage and promote the mission, goals, strengths, and membership of our unique – yet complimentary – organizations.

More Intimate, Focused, Regional Events for Healthcare Executives

Beyond the Annual Forum and the Executive Leadership Roundtable (ELR) events we host throughout the year, HCEG is exploring opportunities to partner with some national and regional healthcare associations and member-based organizations to host s additional, informal information sharing and networking events.

It’s clear that leveraging a venue attended by healthcare executives and providing a supportive environment for those individuals to meet with each other and share information is a valued service.

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The results of the 9th Annual Industry Pulse survey will be released in the next month or so. This important industry survey is based on the 2019 HCEG Top 10 List and offers a deeper dive into the top challenges, issues, and opportunities facing healthcare leadership. Here’s last year’s Industry Pulse report.

To be sure to receive the results of this survey and to keep abreast of industry insight and best practices, become a subscriber to our eNewsletter.

More Collaborative, Curated & Co-authored Content

For 2019, we’re actively identifying members, industry advisors, and sponsor partners who we feel have valuable knowledge, ideas and opinions to share via our webinars, blog posts, and other distribution channels. We’re also exploring the use of both live and pre-recorded audio and video as a means to provide an enriched approach for sharing on the 2019 HCEG Top 10 challenges, issues, and opportunities.

If you’re interested in learning more about contributing your thought leadership, or if you just have an idea for something you think may be of particular value and interest to healthcare leaders, please reach out to us here.

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Healthcare Consumer Experience & The Digital Health Organization at the 2018 AHIP CDF

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Next week, the 2018 AHIP Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum (AHIP CDF) takes place in Nashville, TN – the Healthcare Capital of the United States. The 2018 AHIP CDF offers attendees about 40 sessions and presentations on the theme of healthcare consumer experience and digital health. And this healthcare forum is of particular interest to HCEG members, sponsor partners and associated because Total Consumer Health and The Digital Healthcare Organization are ranked #2 and #5 respectively on the 2019 HCEG Top 10 list of challenges, issues, and opportunities facing healthcare executives. Moreover, these two items and their closely aligned variations have consistently ranked in the HCEG Top 10 for the last decade.

While it’s likely that most or all of the sessions and presentations at the AHIP CDF will be of value in one way or another, we’d like to share a short list of those that we’re looking forward to attending. And extend an invitation to all AHIP CDF attendees – and other healthcare industry participants in the Nashville area who may not be attending the AHIP CDF.

Healthcare Consumer Experience & Digital Health Sessions

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

TimeRoomSession Title
9:00 am101General Session:

The Hidden Cost of Healthcare System Complexity

1:55 pm105Finding Balance: Innovation. Technology. Engagement
2:50 pm102Stimulate Engagement and Long-term Loyalty through Innovative Benefit Design
3:45 pm103Empower Consumerism with an Informed Member Journey

This session is presented by our sponsor partner Change Healthcare

4:40 pm102An Insider’s View on Personalization

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

TimeRoomSession Title
9:00 am101General Session:

Innovation Spotlight: At the Intersection of Health Care and Innovation

1:30 pm103Creating a Customer-Focused Organization to Achieve Better Business Results
3:20 pm105The First Step to Reinventing Engagement: Recruitment

Thursday, December 13, 2018

TimeRoomSession Title
9:00 am105Building a Successful Customer Data Strategy
9:55 am103Behavioral Economic Nudges to Drive Diabetes Management Program Engagement
11:00 m101Closing Session:

The Power of Collaboration: How Non-Traditional and Traditional Players Are Transforming Health Care

 *Additional details on the above and other sessions and presentations can be found here.

But Wait! There’s More in Store Right After AHIP Adjourns!

Right after the Closing Session on Thursday the 13th, the HealthCare Executive Group is hosting an Executive Leadership Roundtable (ELR) starting at 1:00 pm in Room 102a at Music City Center.

Roundtable participants will enjoy the unique perspective of two distinguished panelists: Brian Lobley, President, Commercial and Consumer Markets at Independence Blue Cross and Stuart Hanson, Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Payments at JPMorgan Chase & Co.  HCEG’s Executive Director Ferris Taylor will moderate the roundtable.

Ferris will set the stage for Brian and Stuart to share their perspective on healthcare consumerism and digital health organizations, but our roundtable events are free-flowing with heavy attendee participation and the eventual direction of the roundtable event will be dictated by where attendee interaction takes us. Anyone who wants to share will have a chance to do that.

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And even better, a complimentary lunch is included. This is a great opportunity to recap and recharge after the AHIP CDF and network with others you may have missed during the previous few days. Attendees are free to depart on their own schedule.

This ELR is open to all AHIP CDF attendees and other local healthcare industry participants – whether registered for the AHIP CDF or not. For more information – and to be sure sufficient food and beverages are available, please RSVP here. Join us and extend the value of your attendance at the 2018 AHIP Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum.Big Data/Analytics, Consumer Experience, Population Health Service Organizations,Payment Reform,Mobile/Digital Devices/Social,Administrative Expenses,Consumerism, Personal Health MonitoringRELATED: Leadership, Trust & Skills in Overcoming Obstacles to Radical Innovation in Healthcare

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Special Thanks to HealthCare Executive Group’s 2018 Sponsor Partners

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As America celebrates Thanksgiving, the HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG) is honored to thank our sponsor partners and acknowledge the support these leading healthcare companies have provided and continue to provide to our healthcare executive members, industry advisors, and associates throughout the year. Through the support of the companies highlighted below, HCEG is able to provide a comprehensive package of information, insight, and networking opportunities.

HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG). sponsor partners Appian, CareCentrix, Solera, Change Healthcare, Cumberland Consulting Group, HealthEdge, HighPoint Solutions, InstaMed, Redcard, Softheon

HealthCare Executive Group – Gold Sponsors

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Improve decision-making with real-time access to patient, member, and provider data. Appian helps healthcare payers and providers speed innovation, help consumers take control of their own health, and simplify the healthcare journey.

CareCentrix has developed purpose-built technology, analytics, and experience to guide care that keeps patients on the path to the ultimate site of care: home. To address the complexities of post-acute care, CareCentrix engages patients and caregivers, coordinate care transitions, improve clinical outcomes, and do all we can to help patients heal or age at home.

By finding new ways to break down the silos across the continuum of care, CareCentrix is able to identify and capture savings health plans can count on.

Solera connects patients, payers, and physicians to a network of partners who are preventing and managing chronic disease.

Working with Solera, health plans and other payers securely and efficiently leverage a network of community-based and digital health solutions.

Solera helps employers identify and engage those in their workforce with the greatest opportunity for obesity-related chronic disease prevention.

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HealthCare Executive Group Sponsorship

Unlike what many organizations allow, our sponsor partners must check their sales and marketing interests at the door. HCEG sponsors participate as supportive thought leaders to HCEG members and associates. HCEG events and content exclude advertising and marketing-speak and participants at our events will never encounter vendor exhibits. Those reading our content and attending our webinars will not be bothered by sales pitches, pop-ups and banner ads.

For more information on the benefits of becoming an HCEG Sponsor in 2019, check out our Sponsorship Prospectus.  

Join Digital Healthcare Leaders & AHIP Forum Attendees in Nashville

If you’re attending the  2018 AHIP Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum on December 10th – 13th or happen to be in Nashville on December 13th, consider attending HCEG’s next Executive Leadership Roundtable held at Music City Center at 1:00 pm CT.

In addition to lunch and networking opportunities, participants will enjoy the unique perspective and long-running insight of two distinguished panelists: Brian Lobley, President, Commercial and Consumer Markets at Independence Blue Cross and Stuart Hanson, Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Payments at JPMorgan Chase & Co.  HCEG’s Executive Director Ferris Taylor will moderate the roundtable.

This event is complimentary but registration is required. More information here.

Total Consumer Health & The Digital Healthcare Organization in Nashville

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Total Consumer Health & The Digital Healthcare Organization in Nashville

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The trend toward healthcare consumerism and digital health is driving what health plans, health systems, and healthcare providers are offering – or in the process of offering – their plan sponsors, the members those plan sponsors serve and the individuals participating in the U.S. healthcare market. Indeed, Total Consumer Health and The Digital Healthcare Organization are ranked #2 and #5 respectively by health insurance, health system and healthcare providers on the 2019 HCEG Top 10. Moreover, these two items and their closely aligned variations have ranked in the HCEG Top 10 for the last decade.

It’s obvious that healthcare consumerism and digitally-enabled organizations are front and center on the mind of healthcare leaders. Digitally transforming their organizations with a focus on facilitating consumerism is critical for all healthcare leaders.

Join Digital Healthcare Leaders & Forum Attendees in Nashville

HCEG’s Executive Leadership Roundtable events are held in intimate, informal and free-flowing settings where the exchange of facts, ideas, and questions are encouraged between roundtable panelists and participants. Our roundtables provide a safe space where participants can find common ground, obtain insight to solve problems and achieve results for those with different needs and views. The fact that our ELR’s are complimentary, free of vendor-speak and offer food and beverages are an additional benefit.Healthcare Executive Leadership Forum at Guidewell Innovation CenterParticipants at our roundtable event immediately following the closing of the 2018 AHIP Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum (AHIP CDF) will enjoy the unique perspective and long-running insight of two distinguished panelists: Brian Lobley, President, Commercial and Consumer Markets at Independence Blue Cross and Stuart Hanson, Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Payments at JPMorgan Chase & Co.  And HCEG’s Executive Director Ferris Taylor will moderate the roundtable.

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Healthcare Consumerism & Digital Healthcare

Brian Lobley and Stuart Hanson will share their insight and engage ELR participants on expanding the overall theme of the AHIP’s Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum. Tentative topics that will be discussed include:

  1. Insight into how healthcare organization can enhance member/patient engagement
  2. How competition from new entrants, cost containment pressures associated with value-based programs, health/entitlement reforms, and technological innovations may impact ‘healthcare consumerism’
  3. Approaches for turning passive health plan members and health system patients into active healthcare consumers
  4. Catalysts for healthcare consumerism change: employer groups demanding better value and trend of health plan members and individuals directly engaging with plans and providers
  5. How value-based relationships demand that healthcare organizations engage with their members and patients

To be sure, HCEG roundtables are free-flowing interactions with heavy attendee participation and they often take a direction of their own. There’s a good chance that the above pre-planned topics may take a turn toward what participants share with Brian, Stuart, and Ferris.

Extend the Value of Your AHIP Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum Attendance

Your attendance at healthcare conferences can be a non-trivial expense. By taking just a few extra hours of your time at the AHIP CDF, you may extend the value of your AHIP registration, travel and lodging investment.  And if you’re not attending the AHIP CDF in Nashville but have a few hours to join other healthcare executives, industry leaders and AHIP CDF participants in an intimate venue at our Executive Leadership Roundtable. your also welcome to attend our Executive Leadership Roundtable – complimentary also.Healthcare Executive Leadership Forum at Guidewell Innovation CenterIf you have any questions about this Executive Leadership Roundtable event at the AHIP Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum in Nashville, please contact us.

Note: Our ELR will end at approximately 3:00 pm CT to allow participants plenty of time to get to the Nashville Airport to board late afternoon flights. 

Get a Discount off Registration to AHIP’s CDF

HCEG’s luncheon roundtable taking place on Thursday, December 13th, the last day of the AHIP CDF, is complimentary. If you’re interested in attending AHIP’s forum on December 10th through mid-day on the 13th, you can use code ‘HCEG’ to receive a discount off your AHIP CDF registration here.

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Influence the Future of Healthcare: Take the 9th Annual Industry Pulse Survey

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For the last ten years at our Annual Forum, healthcare executives of health plans, health systems and provider organizations and industry thought leaders have discussed and identified the current challenges, opportunities, and issues facing healthcare organizations. These challenges, issues, and opportunities are embodied in the HCEG Top 10 list. In addition to driving content development, webinars, our social media presence, and in-person events that HCEG hosts throughout the coming year, the HCEG Top 10 list also serves as the basis for the Industry Pulse – a research survey co-sponsored by the HealthCare Executive Group and our sponsor partner Change Healthcare.HCEG Top 10. Industry Pulse Survey. Challenges, issues, opportunities healthcare industry. Data & Analytics, Total Consumer Health, Population Health Services, Value-based Payments, The Digital Healthcare Organization, Rising Pharmacy Costs, External Market Disruption, Operational Effectiveness, Opioid Management

Insight, Experiences & Opinions On 2019 HCEG Top 10 List

The Industry Pulse survey presents and collects additional insight, experiences, and opinion on the specific items ranked on the HCEG Top 10 list. Its results can provide valuable, relevant, data-driven advice and end-to-end industry insights to help healthcare leaders navigate the complexities of the rapidly evolving healthcare system in the United States.

Influence the Future: Take The Industry Pulse Survey

HCEG and Change Healthcare invite all those working in the healthcare industry to participate in the 9th Annual Industry Pulse research survey.  Taking this survey allows participants to backdrop and contrast their own perspectives against the items listed on the 2019 HCEG Top 10. The survey questions and their various response options should be enlightening in and of themselves to most respondents. In addition, those completing the survey can receive a copy of the results.

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Learn from Other Healthcare Leaders

Everyone who completes the 9th Annual Industry Pulse Survey will receive an advance copy of the survey results. In addition, survey respondents can opt-in to receive information on future webinars, content, in-person events and other opportunities expounding on survey results and providing additional insight and value to all healthcare constituents.

Check out last year’s 2018 Industry Pulse Survey.

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The 2019 HCEG Top 10 List of Healthcare Challenges, Issues & Opportunities
Recapping ‘The 2018 HCEG Top 10 Healthcare Opportunities, Challenges & Issues’ Webinar – Part 1
Part 2: Recapping ‘The 2018 HCEG Top 10 Healthcare Opportunities, Challenges & Issues’ Webinar

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Total Consumer Health & The Digital Healthcare Organization in 2019

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The trend toward Healthcare Consumerism & Digital Health products and services is driving what healthcare providers, health systems and health plans are offering – or are planning to offer – individuals participating in the U.S. healthcare market. Whether covered by employer-subsidized insurance, government programs like Medicaid or Medicare, the individual commercial market, any other type of coverage or even not covered and paying for your healthcare with cash, healthcare consumerism and leveraging digital health products and services to decrease costs and improve outcomes are two important movements that can’t be ignored.

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#2: Total Consumer Health: Improving members’ overall medical, social, financial, and environmental well-being.

#5: The Digital Healthcare Organization: Health Savings Accounts, member and provider portals, member and patient health literacy, cost transparency, digital payment capabilities, CRM, wearables and other patient-generated data, health monitoring, and omnichannel information distribution and transaction access.

And a recent report by Mercom Capital Group on 2018 Q3 Digital Health (Healthcare IT) Funding and M&A Report indicates significant investment in products and services aimed at the healthcare consumer and the organizations that service and support healthcare consumers and patients.

“Healthcare Consumer-centric companies accounted for 60 percent of the funding in Q3 2018, raising $1.9 billion in 111 deals compared to $1.7 billion in 138 deals in Q2 2018”

The HCEG Top 10 Challenges, Issues & Opportunities Over the Years

Over the 10 year period in which the HCEG Top 10 list has been published, ‘Healthcare Consumerism’ or a closely aligned similar category has been ranked on the HCEG Top 10 list a  total of eight times. And ‘Digital Health’ has also ranked among the HCEG Top 10 challenges, issues and opportunities eight times. Only ‘Payment Reform’ and ‘Big Data & Analytics’ have been listed on the annual HCEG Top 10 list more frequently.

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Why Healthcare Consumerism & Digital Health?

It should be no surprise to most people that healthcare consumerism has long been a top challenge, issue, or opportunity for healthcare organizations of all types. The rise of several factors have been identified by industry experts and trade media as the primary reasons for the growth if consumerism in the healthcare industry:

  • High-Deductible Health Plans
  • Employers Shifting Costs from to Employees
  • Rapidly Increasing Healthcare Costs

And while traditionally a laggard in the adoption of digital technologies, healthcare organizations are not immune to the need to digitally transform themselves. Ignoring the need to adopt digital health technologies can only result in serious disruption, or even extinction, of healthcare organizations both large and small.

Comments on Healthcare Consumerism & Digital Health from HCEG Top 10 Survey Respondents

The executives and industry thought leaders participating in defining the 2019 HCEG Top 10 list at our recent 2018 Annual Forum in Minneapolis, MN included notes and commentary on the specific challenges, issues, and opportunities listed in the survey worksheet. The following are some of those comments related to healthcare consumerism and digital health:

“Data & Analytics (ranked #1) are table stakes to any consumer-focused products and services. And foundational to all Digital Health initiatives.”

“Population Health (ranked #3) could be considered ‘Total Consumer Health’”

Note: A number of participants expressed opinions that “Population Health” and “Total Consumer Health” could be considered the same thing. After some discussion, everyone agreed that Population Health should be considered as population-centric as opposed to person-centered.

“Social determinants of health have a huge impact on health outcome but as a health system we lack the ability to control/impact these barriers.”

“Connecting with our members on a frequent basis is very challenging. We struggle with identifying and delivering the right message at the right time.”

“Different departments have their own goals and objectives and these often create a disjointed member experience.”

“We must move from deploying largely unconnected tactical approaches to a more holistic, coordinated customer experience strategy.”

“It’s not always clear to us what matters to individual patients and how we can measure those things.”

How to Learn More About Healthcare Consumerism & Digital Health

The HCEG Top 10 list drives the content HCEG creates and delivers to its members and associates via blog posts like this, our Webinar Series Events and our Executive Leadership Forums. Accordingly, we’re pleased to share several complimentary opportunities to learn more about opportunities for healthcare organizations to meet the needs of increasingly educated and proactive healthcare consumers AND how specific digital health products and services are supporting the creation, delivery, and consumption of medical and non-medical services and products that improve health outcomes.

Webinar Series Event: The New Engaged Digital Consumer

What Digital Healthcare Organizations Must Do to Survive and Thrive

Healthcare Consumerism & Digital Health. Consumer Experience, Population Health Service Organizations, Administrative Expenses, Customer Experience, Personal Health Monitoring. Population Health/Analytics. Retail Health CareOn Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET, our sponsor partner HealthEdge will present a webinar that provides information from recent market studies and specific examples illustrating how engaged digital consumers regard the services provided by health insurers.

Attendees will learn:

  1. The top organizational priorities health insurance executives are currently facing
  2. Key challenges and solutions that enable health insurers to address these organizational priorities
  3. The most important expectations that members have of their health insurer
  4. How trust levels between members and health insurance organizations are being addressed by new disruptive entities entering healthcareBig Data/Analytics, Consumer Experience, Population Health Service Organizations,Payment Reform,Mobile/Digital Devices/Social,Administrative Expenses,Consumerism, Personal Health Monitoring

If you can’t make it, go ahead and register and we’ll send you the recording and slides after the event!

AHIP-ELR: Total Consumer Health & The Digital Healthcare Organization

On Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 1:00 pm CT/2:00 pm ET, we’re hosting a special Executive Leadership Roundtable immediately after the 2018 AHIP Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum convenes at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. Lunch will be provided at no charge and the following topics will be presented and discussed by several healthcare industry leaders:

  1. How competition from new entrants, cost containment pressures associated with value-based care programs, health/entitlement reforms, and technological innovations may impact ‘healthcare consumerism’
  2. Approaches for turning passive health plan members and health system patients into active healthcare consumers
  3. Catalysts for healthcare consumerism change: employer groups demanding better value and trend of health plan members and individuals directly engaging with plans and providers
  4. How value-based relationships demand that healthcare organizations engage with their members and patients
  5. Which tools and services healthcare organization can use to enhance member/patient engagement

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Our executive leadership roundtable event is complimentary but registration is required (so we can make sure everyone gets lunch).Healthcare Executive Leadership Forum at Guidewell Innovation Center

Also, you can receive a discount off registration to the 2018 AHIP Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum by using “HCEG” when you register here.

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More Insight on the 2019 HCEG Top 10 Items Coming Soon!

As 2018 winds down and 2019 takes off, the HealthCare Executive Group will continue to create, curate and promote content and events addressing each of the items on our 2019 HCEG Top 10 list. We’ll be presenting numerous webinars, hosting Executive Leadership Roundtables in conjunction with popular healthcare conference events, and – of course – holding our popular Annual Forum. The 31st HCEG Annual Forum will take place in Boston, MA in September 2019. Stay tuned for more information!

Consider joining our unique organization of healthcare executives and thought leaders today. See this page for more information and/or reach out to us here.

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HealthCare Executive Group Promotes National HealthIT Week All Year Long

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This second week of October is U.S. National HealthIT Week – a time for celebrating the essential role that health information technology plays in transforming health and healthcare in care in the United States. This week – and all year long – the HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG) actively focuses on the mission of National HealthIT Week:

To promote the exchange of information, ideas, opinions, and experiences among healthcare executives and senior leader to apply and transform innovation and technology in healthcare.

Our mission – established 30 years ago – clearly aligns with that of the U.S. National HealthIT Week. We’re pleased to partner with HIMSS in celebrating U.S. National HealthIT Week during our 30th Anniversary!

How HCEG Helps Transform Healthcare in the United States

The primary ways in which HCEG advances its mission is via our Annual Forum, our HCEG Top 10 list, the Industry Pulse research survey based on the HCEG Top 10, periodic Executive Leadership Roundtables (ELR), webinars and content – original and curated – from our members, sponsor partners, and industry thought leaders.

The HCEG Annual Forum

Last month, our 2018 Annual Forum celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the HealthCare Executive Group. Nationally-recognized healthcare thought leaders such as Andy Slavitt, former Acting CMS Administrator and current leader of Town Hall Ventures, Dr. David J Shulkin, MD, former Secretary of the Veterans Administration and current Chief Innovation Officer of Sanford Health, and Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow, NY Times bestselling author and principal at the Blue Zones Project were several of the healthcare leaders sharing their insight and ideas.

For a recap of our Annual Forum including session materials, pictures and participants, see Recapping HealthCare Executive Group 30th Annual Forum.

Note: The 2019 HCEG Annual Forum will be held in Boston, MA in September. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive additional information on this event and other content of possible interest to healthcare leaders

The 2019 HCEG Top 10 List

HCEG makes a unique contribution to the healthcare industry via the HCEG Top 10 list. Now in its 10th year, the 2019 HCEG Top 10 list identifies the challenges, issues, and opportunities facing healthcare executives and healthcare industry leaders.  You can learn more about the 2019 HCEG Top 10 and hear what industry media and healthcare thought leaders have to say about specific items on the HCEG Top 10 list here.

The Industry Pulse Research Survey – Launched During NHITWeek

In addition to guiding HCEG’s overall thought-leadership, content development, and knowledge exchange initiatives throughout the year, the 2019 HCEG Top 10 list serve as the basis for The Industry Pulse, a research survey co-sponsored by HCEG and our sponsor partner Change Healthcare. You can learn more about The Industry Pulse here including results of the 2018 Industry Pulse.Industry Pulse Survey. Healthcare Trends. HCEG. Healthcare Executive Group

As part of NHITWeek, HCEG and sponsor partner Change Healthcare are pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Industry Pulse Research Survey. We urge all healthcare executives, thought leaders and others involved in transforming health and healthcare in care in the United States to complete this survey. Responses are strictly confidential and used for research purposes only. We don’t share information with third parties and individuals completing the survey receive a copy of the results if desired.

Executive Leadership Roundtables

HLTH.CO: HCEG Members Remain After ELR to Continue Discussion

Convening healthcare executives and thought leaders for meaningful discussion and interaction is a key part of HCEG’s mission. Our roundtables support opportunity for intimate discussion and sharing of insight and ideas. Scheduling these roundtables in conjunction with major healthcare industry events maximizes attendee value and minimizes overhead.

So far in 2018, we’ve hosted the following roundtables with another event scheduled for this coming December:

  • 2018 HLTH.CO Future of Healthcare Forum – May 9, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV
  • 2018 Blue Zones of Happiness – September 14, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN

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Join Healthcare Leaders This December in Nashville

Our next roundtable event is planned for Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 1:30 pm CT – the final day of the 2018 AHIP Consumer Experience & Digital Forum in Nashville, TN. In keeping with AHIP’s customer experience and digital health theme, HCEG will convene a panel of thought leaders in an open discussion on two of our 2019 HCEG Top 10 issues:

  • #2 – Total Consumer Health
  • #5 – The Digital Healthcare Organization

This ELR builds upon insight shared during the forum with discussion centered on the integration of consumer health and digital healthcare organizations. We’ll focus on the commonalities and differences of these two closely ranked items. And participants will all have an opportunity to interact with panelists.

This ELR is open to all AHIP attendees free of charge and lunch is served. Registration for the event will open next week and subscribers to our eNewsletter will be kept informed.

HCEG Webinar Series Events & Special Presentations

Additionally, HCEG members and sponsor partners also host live webinar events every other month. Information on previously hosted webinars – most including full recordings and presentation materials – can be found here.

Special Presentations & Networking Opportunities

Our members advance HCEG’s mission by attending and presenting at healthcare conferences and other gatherings throughout the year. They share information on HCEG’s Top 10, The Industry Pulse and other insight of value to those transforming healthcare. A sample of these include:

  • AAPAN Innovations Forum – January 2018
  • Health Plan Alliance – February 2018
  • HIMSS Conference & Expo – March 2018
  • UnitedAg Annual Meeting & Conference – March 2018
  • WEDI Annual Spring Conference – May 2018
  • AHIP Institute & Expo – June 2018

Original and Curated Content

In addition to in-person forums, live webinars and special presentations, our board leaders, members, and sponsor partners also share a variety of original and curated healthcare business, technology and healthcare-related content on a regular basis. Our website, blog, white papers and our social channels LinkedIn and Twitter provide the means for these healthcare thought leadership opportunities.

Learn, Share, Network & Make Your Voice Heard – National HealthIT Week

HCEG is part of transforming healthcare not only during National HealthIT Week but throughout the year. We’re thankful for our members, sponsor partners and those promoting the exchange of information, ideas, opinions, and experiences among healthcare executives, thought leaders and everyone else in the healthcare industry.

To receive insight, ideas and additional information on all our past and future events, webinars and other content of use for healthcare decision makers and those charged with transforming health and healthcare in the United States, please subscribe to our eNewsletter. Better yet, consider becoming a member of the HealthCare Executive Group today.

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The 2019 HCEG Top 10 List of Healthcare Challenges, Issues & Opportunities

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2018 celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Healthcare Executive Group – an organization dedicated to supporting and convening senior level executives focused on continuous innovation, evolution, and transformation of the healthcare industry. As part of our mission of promoting healthcare innovation, providing innovative knowledge support and helping to foster and sustain the development of life-long business relationships through real-life and virtual relationships, each year our members develop the HCEG Top 10 list of opportunities, issues, and challenges. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the HCEG Top 10 list of Challenges, Issues & Opportunities.

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Healthcare Executives Identify Top Challenges, Issues & Opportunities for 2019

During our 2018 Annual Forum in Minneapolis last week, HCEG executive members from the payer, provider, and technology partner organizations voted on and ranked the Top 10 critical challenges, issues and opportunities they expect their organizations to face in the coming months and throughout 2019.

Starting with a list of 25 topical areas selected by HCEG Board members, advisors, and culled from leading industry research, 100+ forum participants held roundtable discussions over lunch to identify their specific table’s weighted top 10 items. The top ranking items from all tables were then combined to select the ten highest ranking items. Forum participants then ranked these items via a digital ranking process culminating in the official 2019 HCEG Top 10 list.

Our members expect the 2019 HCEG Top 10 items to have a significant and lasting impact in the way health plan members, health system patients, healthcare consumers, and other constituents all become engaged, digital consumers and responsible healthcare stakeholders in 2019 and beyond.

The 2019 HCEG Top 10 List

  1. Data & Analytics: Leveraging data (especially clinical) to manage health and drive individual, provider and payer decisions.
  2. Total Consumer Health: Improving members’ overall medical, social, financial, and environmental well-being.
  3. Population Health Services: Operationalizing community-based health strategy, chronic care management, driving clinical integration, and addressing barriers to health such as social determinants.
  4. Value-based Payments: Transitioning to and targeting specific medical conditions to manage cost and improve quality of care.
  5. The Digital Healthcare Organization: HSAs, portals, patient literacy, cost transparency, digital payments, CRM, wearables and other patient-generated data, health monitoring, and omnichannel access/distribution.
  6. Rising Pharmacy Costs: Implementing strategies to address the growth of pharma costs along with benefits to quality of care and to total healthcare costs.
  7. External Market Disruption: New players like Amazon, Chase, Apple, Walmart, and Google.
  8. Operational Effectiveness: Implementing lean quality programs, process efficiency (with new core business models), robotics automation, revenue cycle management, real-time/near-time point of sales transactions, etc.
  9. Opioid Management: Developing strategies for identifying and supporting individuals and populations struggling with substance abuse/addiction or at risk of addiction.
  10. Cybersecurity: Protecting the privacy and security of consumer information to maintain consumer trust in sharing data.

Highlights of the 2019 HCEG Top 10 List

Last year’s item #7 Healthcare Reform dropped out of the Top 10 but only by one place to number eleven. And last year’s tenth ranking item – The Engaged Digital Consumer – was supplanted by fifth ranking item The Digital Healthcare Organization.

New entrants to the 2019 HCEG Top 10 list include

#7 – External Market Disruption

#8 – Operational Effectiveness

Additional details and analysis of the 2019 HCEG Top 10 list will further explore the reasoning through facilitated discussions at upcoming events and within the HCEG digital community.

The Purpose and Value of the 2019 HCEG Top 10 List

The HCEG Top 10 List is used for two general purposes, each of which is intended to advance the healthcare industry’s move toward the Quadruple Aim of Healthcare.

#1 – Content Development & Programming

Serves as the basis for HCEG’s ongoing content development and educational programming opportunities throughout the year. Each of the Top 10 items is explored at various levels of depth and breadth throughout the year via:

#2 – Development of The Industry Pulse

In addition to guiding the overall thought-leadership, content development, and knowledge exchange initiatives throughout the year, HCEG’s Top 10 list is used as the basis for The Industry Pulse, a research survey sponsored by the HealthCare Executive Group and our sponsor partner Change Healthcare.

The Industry Pulse research survey is designed to gather additional insight on priorities and challenges facing healthcare industry constituents across the country and provide stakeholders across the healthcare spectrum real-world, actionable insight into near-term obstacles and opportunities. Combined, the HCEG Top 10 list and The Industry Pulse encourage continuous and evolving dialog on the main issues and concerns facing member organizations. Learn more about The Industry Pulse here.

More About the 2019 HCEG Top 10

Over the coming weeks and months, additional original and curated content based on the 2019 HCEG Top 10 will be shared. And the 2019 Industry Pulse research survey will take placeTo stay in the loop and to learn more about the 2019 HCEG Top 10 and the HealthCare Executive Group, visit this page on our website and subscribe to our newsletter.

“The Blue Zones of Happiness: ‘Lessons from the World’s Happiest People’” – A Special Breakfast Roundtable Event

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In celebration of our 30th Anniversary and the 2018 Labor Day holiday, the HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG) is offering a discounted rate on a special 2-hour breakfast roundtable event presented by Dan Buettner on Friday, September 14th

Add Purpose, Pride, and Pleasure to Create Joy in Your Life

Starting at 7:30 am at the Hewing Hotel, attendees will enjoy a full breakfast as Dan Buettner, NY Times Best-Selling author and National Geographic Fellow presents: “The Blue Zones of Happiness: ‘Lessons from the World’s Happiest People.’”

Dan will share his latest insight on the three strands of happiness: purpose, pride, and pleasure. Attendees will discover the many factors to bring joy to their lives as Dan shares important lessons learned about how the choices we make and the environment in which we live contribute to our happiness.

Network with Healthcare Leaders & Enjoy Breakfast

This event takes place on the final day of HCEG’s 2018 Annual Forum. Besides the presentation and full breakfast, attendees will enjoy opportunities to network with healthcare leaders participating in HCEG’s annual forum over the previous two days. Those wanting to attend can register here using discount code HCEGLaborDay to receive $20 off the $65 registration fee. Please contact Erin Branham at [email protected] if you need assistance with registering.

Registration  for HCEG’s 2018 Annual Forum Closes Soon

The 2018 HCEG Annual Forum celebrating the HealthCare Executive Group’s 30th Anniversary closes on Saturday, September 8th. We have a unique agenda, prominent keynote speakers, insightful panelists, and a number of networking events planned; all in a supportive and intimate setting.

For more information on this unique event for healthcare executives, thought leaders and industry participants – including registration – click here.