Event #2: HIMSS NCA Healthcare Consumerism: Patient-centered Approaches to Health IT
Date: February 21, 2019
Location: Key Bridge Marriott in Rosslyn, VA
When asked about healthcare consumerism, many consumers point to the experiences they receive from companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon, and Walmart. Health IT solutions, such as telehealth, interoperability, big data analytics, wearables, and other digital applications are keys to healthcare consumerism. These technologies provide consumers with information about their own health, risks, costs, and choices. They provide awareness and support healthcare decision-making. Consumers must leverage this information to manage their health, as well as to choose which plans and providers will ultimately provide them the most value. The panelists invited to this event will examine the opportunities that consumerism presents, the strategies that will encourage their implementation and success, and the challenges and unintended consequences that might prevent or slow adoption.
Topics addressed include:
- How is the government driving towards the future of healthcare consumerism by increasing choice, transparency, and the availability of healthcare services?
- How can we anticipate the needs of healthcare consumers better and provide more targeted solutions that ultimately prevent and control diseases while leading to a more cost-effective healthcare system?
- How can consumerism benefit both the healthier population and the less healthy population?
- What is the role of technologies such as wearables, telehealth, interoperability solutions, big data and other digital applications?