On the Thursday, April 13th broadcast, at 11AM Pacific and 2PM Eastern, my special guest commentator is Alan Gilbert, Vice President, Business Development, AxSys Health Corp, a unit of AxSys Group founded in 1997. AxSys Health’s goal is to utilize information and communications technology to improve the delivery of healthcare. For details see: http://bit.ly/eQEDg6
Gilbert recently published the thoughtful piece titled: ‘Today’s McGyver Approach to Coordinated Care Technology Falls Short‘, we’ll discuss his thoughts in this piece as well as the trends in the move towards collaborative, patient centered care coordination.
‘Aetna’s acquisition of Medicity, Ingenix’s acquisition of Axolotl, and the IBM/ActiveHealth Management partnership are three recent indicators of the changing healthcare IT vendor landscape – one that is in the process of consolidating to more sharply focus on the needs of collaborative and coordinated care. These merger and partnership agreements validate the need for an overall technology platform to support the rapid rise of healthcare models like Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
The market is consolidating, while the ‘proposed rules’ governing ACO’s have only recently entered the 60 day comment period. We expect some of those comments to be rather ‘lively’.
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Please join us for insights from Alan Gilbert.