Along these lines, Dr. Dorn discussed how “unbundling” specialty care may make it better. Currently, specialists bundle their core activities – consultations, co-management, primary care, and procedures – together using the same clinical, operating, and business models. In some ways this is akin to how cable TV subscribers “may only want to watch CNN and ESPN but get stuck also paying for the Lifetime Channel and A&E through the bundle they are forced to purchase.” He explained that, “if specialists unbundle and optimize their services, we would better serve our communities, align with the exciting advancements in primary care around value, and make overall care more affordable, effective, accessible, and pleasant.” The net result is personalization at scale, where health systems adjust to patients’ individual needs rather than patients conforming to the outdated care pathways of legacy systems.
To read more about unbundling specialty care, check out the article Dr. Dorn recently wrote for the Harvard Business Review here!
Many thanks to Dr. Dorn for the engaging and thought-provoking talk, and to all of the attendees who gathered at our homebase! Continued collaboration across our ecosystem is the only way towards a healthier future for us all.
Join us again at our next Happy Hour event on September 27th at the Enventys Health Innovation Lab in Charlotte, North Carolina – as we continue to connect with the region’s digital health innovators and transformers. There will be cold beer, tasty bites, and ever-engaging conversation around enabling a healthier tomorrow, today!
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