Companies like Best Buy and VillageMD are disrupting the traditional healthcare industry by bringing a more consumer-centric approach to providing medical services.
During a keynote address Wednesday morning at HIMSS23, executives at these so-called "disrupters" shared their vision for the future of care delivery.
The pandemic changed healthcare forever. The pace of tech innovation accelerated, and new possibilities formed on the horizon. New players, too, came on the scene. Retail clinics, hospital at home programs and virtual care providers are seizing on the opportunity to collaborate and evolve traditional healthcare settings.
Speaking on the panel were Andrea Walsh, CEO of HealthPartners, an integrated care system in Minnesota; Tim Barry, CEO of VillageMD; and Deborah DiSanzo, president of Best Buy Health.
All three agreed that the current healthcare system is broken. “We’re not thinking enough like a system,” Barry said.
U.S. healthcare is “a collection of solutions,” Walsh echoed. In its current siloed, fragmented state, it will continue to fail patients. What’s needed instead is a holistic, collaborative approach to care.
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