The Vicious circle:Docs say "Pharma", Pharma says insurers, insurers say care systems. Over & over & over #kareochat
— MS Unites (@MSUnites) December 3, 2015
I think MS Unites is really on to something with this tweet. Earlier this week I did a webinar for Kareo about the 2016 Healthcare Business Trends (I think if you sign up you can see the recording of it). In the presentation I talk about a lot of the challenges that small practices face when it comes to all the changes happening in healthcare. As I put together the presentation I was hit by how many things are happening which really make healthcare a challenge.
Going back to the tweet, there’s a lot of finger pointing in healthcare. The reality is that the finger pointing is probably accurate. At the end of the day, everyone in the healthcare system has a finger pointing at them. Everyone has played a part in getting us to the flawed healthcare system that we have today. Of course, no one wants to take responsibility and yet we all need to take responsibility and do what we can to make it better.
I thought this tweet from Paulo Machado paralleled nicely with this discussion:
— Paulo Machado (@pjmachado) December 4, 2015
I think a tsunami of change is an accurate description of what’s happening in healthcare. I’m reminded of when I lived in Hawaii and we got the Tsunami warnings well ahead of the waves crashing on the shores. I think that’s what I see happening in healthcare. There are dozens of signs that things are changing. Some people are in denial. Others will see the shift in healthcare as an opportunity. I personally see it as the later.
What are you doing to help fix healthcare and prepare for the future?