The US health insurance industry continues to be defined by uncertainty. The 25 articles in this compendium can help health insurers navigate the changes ahead.
Topic Digital transformation
Two steps—increasing healthcare-sector productivity and improving healthcare-market functioning to better balance the supply of and demand for health services—would likely produce sufficient savings to lower medical cost inflation to the rate of GDP growth.
Traditional arguments for EHR implementation such as efficiency gains and meaningful-use incentives are insufficient to maximize a health system’s returns on its technology investments. However, clinically and operationally oriented sources of value can generate an additional $10,000 to $20,000 per bed in annual margin.
Consumers’ accountability for healthcare spending is increasing, and more than a thousand companies are developing new digital/mobile technologies that should allow consumers to take greater control over their healthcare choices. This combination may disrupt the industry’s migration toward larger, more integrated systems and put almost $300 billion—primarily, incumbent revenues—into play.
Digital technologies and applications have the potential to markedly enhance a payor’s profits. Leadership from the top is necessary to overcome the organizational resistance to change that can make a digital transformation difficult.
Analysis of the HIMSS Value Suite database suggests that investments in healthcare IT can produce value, especially in terms of improved treatment and clinical care. However, gaps remain that the industry must fill before value from healthcare IT can be fully understood and maximized.
The potential of digitization is well understood, yet healthcare systems are struggling to convert ambition into reality. Here’s what we recommend.
As consumers take an increasingly active role in healthcare decision making, payors and providers need an accurate understanding of how healthcare consumerism is playing out. Using data from surveys of thousands of people across the U.S., we debunk eight of the most common myths circulating in the industry.
Technology is revolutionizing our understanding and treatment of disease, says the founding director of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at New York’s Mount Sinai Health System.
More objects are becoming embedded with sensors and gaining the ability to communicate. The resulting information networks promise to create new business models, improve business processes, and reduce costs and risks–including for healthcare.
Can the mobile value chain complement its traditional core with adjacent growth? Yes—by adopting innovative business models and exploring new markets like digital healthcare.
Patients are becoming more like consumers of healthcare -- and they're expecting to be served like customers.
Three primary ways in which cybersecurity affects enterprises - and the healthcare industry, in particular.
Big data could transform the healthcare sector, but the industry must undergo fundamental changes before stakeholders can capture its full value.
Mandated upgrades to healthcare IT will demand heavy investments by providers but will help them minimize waste and standardize best medical practice.
Electronic Medical Records (EMR) is a technology whose time has come. Whether or not EMR can deliver on its promise, it will change healthcare profoundly.