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The Convergence of Healthcare

–Sudler eHealth

Macro– and micro changes are hammering away at our expansive, expensive healthcare system, ushering in an era of greatest change since the introduction of vaccines.

Bowling Alone, Healing Together:
The Role of Social Capital in Delivery Reform

–Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA; Riya Goyal, BA; Susannah Fox, BA; and William H. Shrank, MD, MS, HS

As delivery reform unfolds and payers and delivery systems begin to experiment more broadly with new organizational forms such as accountable care organizations and patient– centered medical homes, social connectedness will be a powerful concept to incorporate into their design and evaluation.

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act authorized nearly 27 billion in incentives to stimulate the adoption of electronic health records and electronic medical records by physicians. This represents one of the largest investments ever in healthcare. This white paper, based on the Sudler eHealth 2011 Health + Technology Summit, examines the tremendous opportunity this represents for tech companies, the challenges that lie ahead, and the critical role of physicians as decision-makers regarding who the eHealth winners will be entire ecosystem to succeed.

While the United States has the most costly healthcare system in the world, this does not translate into world- class care for all Americans. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, knowncollectively as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), address the divergence between value and expenditure, and the need to create a coordinated system supporting disease prevention. The question remains: is the healthcare industry prepared for the movement's impact on all stakeholders - beneficiaries, physicians, payers, and pharmaceutical companies?

Sudler & Hennessey announces an agreement between Sudler's eHealth Group and NextGxDx, an online genetic testing marketplace for healthcare providers and hospitals.





84% WIDESPREAD CONSENSUS THAT EHR USED BY PHYSICIANS IS VALUABLE IN IMPROVING QUALITY
SOURCE: Greenspun H. Issue Brief: Physician Perspectives about Health Information Technology. Washington, DC: Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. 2011.
Accessed April 23, 2013.