There is a growing recognition of the critical role factors such as socioeconomic status, access to education, and physical environment play in determining our overall health. Improving access to transportation is among the most important investments we can make to address these issues. Join us for an in-depth look at how Texas health plans and Medicaid managed care plans are using transportation to break down barriers, explore new transportation solutions, and discuss transforming health care in Texas to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place.
COVID-19 is demonstrating the importance telemedicine technology can play in providing access to health care. The pandemic also helped us quickly learn which barriers still exist that limit telehealth adoption more widely across the state. This panel will discuss those barriers and the opportunities available to continue to expand access via telemedicine.
The COVID-19 crisis is drawing attention to how health-related social needs affect community health at both the individual and population health levels. This forum will explore innovative benefits and programs that meet families where they live, work, and play — helping them overcome social barriers and access the care they need to get health and stay healthy. Join us for an in-depth look at how social determinants of health are powerful influencers on outcomes, utilization, and costs and to learn how we can break down these barriers.
The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the health care industry and highlighting the need to adapt to a new normal. When we look back on the current health crisis, there’s no doubt it will have resulted in a number of innovations: new payment models for primary care, the growth of virtual care, new drugs and medical devices, improved health care processes, manufacturing and supply chain breakthroughs, and novel collaboration techniques. Join us as we explore the trends and solutions that are emerging from the crisis and discuss how to make innovation a strategic imperative.
Researchers have estimated that approximately 30% of U.S. health care expenses are related to unnecessary, inappropriate, or wasteful care — truly staggering numbers. Can you imagine how much we could achieve if those resources were invested in improving patient outcomes instead of wasted? Since COVID-19 began, there’s been a growing realization that we need to do a better job of responsibly leveraging technology and data to improve quality and reduce cost. As health care continues its transformation toward consumerism and value-based care, Texas has the opportunity to embrace innovative solutions that successfully engage consumers and providers. Join us to learn about innovative solutions both health plans and providers can use in their efforts to deliver better care at a greater value.
The COVID-19 crisis has reminded us about the value of affordable health coverage and the peace of mind it brings to Texas families. Every Texan deserves access to affordable, high-quality health coverage, but health care is unaffordable for too many families. That’s why we need to improve what’s working and fix what’s not. Now is the time for Texas to focus on bringing down health care costs for everyone, regardless of how much money they make, whether they have pre-existing conditions, or where they get their care and coverage. Join us as we explore the trends and solutions that are emerging from the crisis and discuss how to improve access to affordable, high-value health care.