Brian Klepper and I just published a piece entitled:
Employers, unions look to direct contracting for health system contracts
Some key points:
“Industry denials notwithstanding, reducing healthcare costs is fundamentally against nearly every healthcare organization’s perceived economic interests.”
“Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott, former CEO of Hospital Corporation of America, pointed out at a venture capital conference a few years ago, ‘What business wants to make half this year what they did last year? That’s why the healthcare industry won’t fix the healthcare industry.’ “
So purchasers beware. You can read the article by clicking the link to the story at Employee Benefit News:
And if you’d like to learn ways to lower your healthcare costs, contact Brian or me at Health Value Direct
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI), a medical facility founded by Dr. Devi Shetty in a relationship between Narayana Health and Ascension. A group of individuals from the United States toured the hospital and had an opportunity to meet with and ask questions of the staff including the senior physicians for the surgical areas.
Although I was on the island for less than 20 hours, it goes without saying that Grand Cayman is beautiful and the ocean was oh so inviting. Next time I’ll have to spend a bit more time and enjoy the amenities including what the locals refer to as CaymanKind, but back to the purpose of the trip.