As the shift toward value-based reimbursement encourages health care systems to take on more risk for the care of populations, the lines between payers and providers are blurring (and becoming more complex to administer and measure), and new opportunities are developing for partnership and collaboration.
The healthcare industry is ripe for disruption. Many healthcare execs are focusing on incremental initiatives rather than a big picture strategy; all the while, tech industry giants Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and Google are heavily investing in healthcare. We can address this new and different threat, but it requires stepping back and re-visioning our every day in healthcare.
Helping my husband navigate his diagnoses, treatment, and ultimate death from pancreatic cancer has been the most humbling and shattering experience of my life. I’m back at my desk after this odyssey, and though still with grief as my companion, I find that my approach to my work is informed and refueled with purpose and perspective.