Identify your selected healthcare concern in your city or state that needs your advocacy with an elected official. What is the impetus and rationale for your selection?
What is your solution to this concern? Describe the model of policy making that you feel would be best applied to your policy concern and the rationale for selecting this model.
1. Costs and transparency. Implementing strategies and tactics to address growth of medical and pharmaceutical costs and impacts to access and quality of care.
2. Consumer experience. Understanding, addressing, and assuring that all consumer interactions and outcomes are easy, convenient, timely, streamlined, and cohesive so that health fits naturally into the “life flow” of every individual’s, family’s and community’s daily activities.
3. Delivery system transformation. Operationalizing and scaling coordination and delivery system transformation of medical and non-medical services via partnerships and collaborations between healthcare and community-based organizations to overcome barriers including social determinants of health to effect better outcomes.
4. Data and analytics. Leveraging advanced analytics and new sources of disparate, non-standard, unstructured, highly variable data (history, labs, Rx, sensors, mHealth, IoT, Socioeconomic, geographic, genomic, demographic, lifestyle behaviors) to improve health outcomes, reduce administrative burdens, and support transition from volume to value and facilitate individual/provider/payer effectiveness.
5. Interoperability/consumer data access. Integrating and improving the exchange of member, payer, patient, provider data, and workflows to bring value of aggregated data and systems (EHR’s, HIE’s, financial, admin, and clinical data, etc.) on a near real-time and cost-effective basis to all stakeholders equitably.
6. Holistic individual health. Identifying, addressing, and improving the member/patient’s overall medical, lifestyle/behavioral, socioeconomic, cultural, financial, educational, geographic, and environmental well-being for a frictionless and connected healthcare experience.
7. Next-generation payment models. Developing and integrating technical and operational infrastructure and programs for a more collaborative and equitable approach to manage costs, sharing risk and enhanced quality outcomes in the transition from volume to value (bundled payment, episodes of care, shared savings, risk-sharing, etc.).
8. Accessible points of care. Telehealth, mHealth, wearables, digital devices, retail clinics, home-based care, micro-hospitals; and acceptance of these and other initiatives moving care closer to home and office.
9. Healthcare policy. Dealing with repeal/replace/modification of current healthcare policy, regulations, political uncertainty/antagonism and lack of a disciplined regulatory process. Medicare-for-All, single payer, Medicare/Medicaid buy-in, block grants, surprise billing, provider directories, association health plans, and short-term policies, FHIR standards, and other mandates.
10. Privacy/security. Staying ahead of cybersecurity threats on the privacy of consumer and other healthcare information to enhance consumer trust in sharing data. Staying current with changing landscape of federal and state privacy laws.