Five Accelerants to the Adoption of Connected Health
So, at the risk of ‘dumbing down’ adoption, here is my list of five accelerants. If we could make these go faster, the adoption of connected health would accelerate too.
1. Increase value-based reimbursement for providers.
The more providers are financially rewarded for outcomes/quality and efficiency, the more they will be receptive to virtual care. This is more acute in situations where providers take on downside risk, i.e., they lose money if they do not achieve the targets mentioned above. Virtual care enables improved efficiency by allowing us to scale our human resources across more individuals/patients. It enables improved quality by enhancing ‘just-in-time’ decision-making. And, patients are almost universally in favor of it. For instance, a recent survey showed that 64% of consumers were receptive to virtual visits with their doctor.
2. Create more mechanisms for provider reimbursement for non face-to-face care (like the new CMS CPT code that…
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