FEATURED: Point of view
Vice President, Population Health Management
Innovative Delivery Solutions
Eric Dishman, general manager of Intel’s Health Strategies and Solutions Group and someone I had the pleasure of working with a number of years ago, gave a great TED talk last year about healthcare becoming a team sport.
The basic premise of Eric’s presentation is that while our global healthcare system has smart, dedicated people and amazing technologies, it is fundamentally flawed and expensive due to:
- isolated specialists treating isolated problems;
- costly, centralized, health centers designed by ideas from the late 1700s; and
- lack of availability of key information needed by patients to take control of their care.
Eric lays out three areas to transform this paradigm by enabling:
- “care anywhere” through the use of disruptive and inexpensive technologies like the smartphone;
- “care networking” by building connected clinical and non-clinical team-based approaches to care plans; and
- “care customization” to treat the individual, not an average profile within a general population.
Here at Cardinal Health, we have embraced these philosophies and are integrating pharmacists into the care team to help close gaps in care for those living with chronic illness. In doing so, we’re empowering our hospital system clients to cost-effectively extend their care into the communities they serve and empowering patients to become more health literate.