NASHVILLE, TN.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On September 14, 2022 Health Evolution Connect, an invitation-only event, kicked off with a networking event hosted by Enlace Health, a healthcare transformation company driving the systemic changes needed for sustainable healthcare. Attendees included CEOs and C-Suite executives from providers, payers, and life science organizations, along with technology leaders, investors, innovators, and policymakers.
Enlace joined with Health Evolution to launch the inaugural Health Evolution Connect event. The community of industry leaders challenged each other over three days and worked together on a common mission: to make healthcare more affordable, accessible and effective.
Enlace is at the forefront of healthcare’s transition from fee-for-service to real value-based care, continuously developing solutions necessary to ensure customer success in the complex landscape of total care costs. Enlace’s deep roots and understanding of the payer and provider world have led to its rapid growth. “Change is a challenge for all participants, payers, providers and technology partners. However, if players do not make significant changes, the system will fail. It’s events like Health Evolution Connect that make it possible to share important ideas in an environment designed to facilitate meaningful dialogue. And it is important for Enlace to interact with these leading companies and thought leaders. Being a part of Health Evolution and its Connect event is a natural fit for Enlace,” said Bill Nordmark, CEO of Enlace Health.
During the event, participants discussed the need for changes aimed at containing and aligning costs while ensuring that any changes ensure improved quality and patient experience. As part of the event, Bill Nordmark and Tom Aubel, AVP of Reimbursement for UPMC, led a room-only Deep Dive discussion, “Building the Bridge to a Sustainable Health Care System through Value-Based Care.” All areas of health care were represented, joining Bill and Tom for a lively discussion. Whether debating the validity of price transparency for patients or membership withdrawal for payers, all discussions came back to two central points—the need to properly define value-based care and the accepted reality that the fee-for-service model does not work.
“Imagine you bought a plane ticket, but you didn’t know the price of the ticket in advance. A few weeks after the trip, you start getting bills. You get a bill from the pilot, one for snacks, one for fuel and another for the airport usage fee. And with all those bills, you don’t understand what each bill means or which bill is your responsibility. It just won’t work, but that’s the insanity of our healthcare system and exactly why we need to fix the system at its core,” Nordmark explained.
“If we don’t make a change now, someone else will, and it may not be the way we want it to be. We must take action now. We need to work together to be part of the solution,” said Tom Aubel, AVP of Reimbursement for UPMC.
Health care recognizes that it cannot continue on its current unsustainable path. The service fee and the current technology infrastructure are self-sustaining partners in the ongoing chaos. The status quo approach and additional point solutions only add to the complexity. “In an ecosystem that knows it needs to change, it’s key for participants to see a clear path to success. That’s why Enlace works with companies using a ‘meet where you are’ customer strategy that ensures the successful evolution towards true value-based care that everyone wants to achieve,” concluded Nordmark.
Health Evolution: Where Healthcare Change Happens
Health Evolution enables positive change in healthcare. We convene a curated community of influential CEOs and senior executives from all sectors of the healthcare industry. We inspire leaders to embrace new ideas and lead bold change. We foster collaboration that makes our healthcare system more affordable and accessible, more efficient and equitable, and more proactive and personalized.
Enlace Health: Sustainable Healthcare Delivered
Enlace Health™ enables healthcare from the inside out, fixing healthcare at its core and making value-based care a reality. Enlace’s connected world enables payers, providers and patients to participate together in an economically sound environment. The Enlace solution is the only end-to-end infrastructure that bridges the gap between the current, chaotic system and an orderly world of healthcare. Enlace always meets customers where they are, creating solutions based on needs and maturity in value-based care. Enlace is sustainable healthcare delivered.