Making Healthcare Simpler
The way consumers shop for groceries, watch television or listen to music has changed dramatically during the past few years. In a world that has become much more on-demand and rapid delivery, Anthem strives to create a healthcare experience that provides the same simplicity – ultimately, pushing the frontier of healthcare forward in order to help people live healthier lives.
As the way we treat cancer has evolved and become more personalized, payers, providers, and cancer care professionals have had to take a fresh look at the tools and resources we provide to those we serve who are managing cancer. That’s why Anthem teamed up with nonprofits, academics, pharmaceutical companies, and other organizations to create the resources featured in Stronger Together.
In early March, heath care leaders from around the world met in Las Vegas for the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference to discuss the latest advances and trends in healthcare technology events like HIMSS provide important platforms for healthcare stakeholders to collaborate, build partnerships, and share successes happening through the care delivery system.
It’s time to solve a $300 billion a year problem. Not taking medications as prescribed results in unnecessary healthcare spending and lost productivity reaching $100 billion to $300 billion every year.
Throughout the day, experts in three panels discussed possible solutions to these challenges, including additional continuing education for providers and adoption of team-based forms of medicine.
Consumers want and expect to have clinicians, health plans, and other healthcare stakeholders in their lives that they can trust – and rightly so – as healthcare is deeply personal. One of the best ways to earn this trust is to deliver care through everyday actions that help individuals lead healthier lives.
Together, Anthem and its outcomes-research subsidiary, HealthCore Inc., the Wharton School and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics have announced a collaboration to study and pilot new ideas with the aim of translating research into real healthcare solutions that improve healthcare quality, accessibility and affordability for consumers.
As Anthem’s Public Policy Institute outlines in its new whitepaper, more states are turning to managed care as a solution for their Medicaid programs – which is not surprising given it is shown to improve the quality of care, enhance member experience, and manage costs.
The Alliance for Health Policy recently held a half-day summit that examined ways to improve outcomes for patients with chronic conditions. While patients with chronic conditions represent a minority of patients overall, their care accounts for the majority of healthcare spending.