How to understand the “Why” in Healthcare Risks

Increasing costs in US healthcare is estimated to reach $4.7 trillion by 2020 (Zamosky, 2014). At the center of this are we, the patient. We seek quality outcome from our healthcare visits. But even with the bourgeoning costs, there is no established direct association between cost and quality (P. S.… More

Thank You Doctor for My Cure – But What about My Costs?

This article proposes that healthcare cost management platforms must enable cost transparency as a critical component in the healthcare system. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a proponent of outcome based healthcare practices. Value–Based Purchasing (VBP), Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) are some of the practiced… More