As our team discusses how healthcare will look in the future, we spend a lot of time on where goals are best aligned for the benefit of the patient in terms of
a) improving their overall health,
b) gaining access to care, and
c) reducing their overall costs.
Many times, the entities engaged in orchestrating and paying for healthcare – like employers, health plans, and the government – unintentionally create costs and complexities in delivering healthcare. Healthcare providers then focus too much time and money on the demands of health plans and government agencies instead of their patients.
Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care with their
a) subscription model of payment,
b) focus on overall health of the patient, and
c) alignment of financial incentives to the health of the patient
are a step in the right direction, even if this step is a step back to the older ways of delivering healthcare which are reminiscent of Marcus Welby, M.D.
We are reaching out to engage the Concierge Medicine community to better understand how to
a) improve patient interactions with their Concierge Physician and their Practice and
b) support clinicians in their support of patient health.
If you are part of the Concierge Medicine community, we would enjoy speaking with you. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.