Healthcare Trends and Forecasts 2015: E-Visits, Telehealth to Grow, PHOs Continue to Surge

Steven ValentineE-visits and telehealth will grow in 2015, as health plans like Catholic Health Initiatives continue to lead the way, and Anthem Blue Cross collaborates with health systems to put a new type of health product in the marketplace that has e-visit reimbursement, predicts Steve Valentine, president of the Camden Group during this audio interview. Part-time physicians employed by health systems or health plans will most likely fill the impending clinician gap in 2015, and physician-hospital organizations (PHOs), once defined as a messenger model for the preferred provider organization (PPO) world, will continue in 2015 as a linkage of hospital and physicians primarily in non-risk bearing health plans.

Each year, healthcare executives rely on the strategic advice they receive during the Healthcare Intelligence Network’s annual Healthcare Trends & Forecasts webinar. Once again Steven Valentine joins HIN along with Dorothy Moller, consultant for Navigant, to provide a roadmap to the key issues, challenges and opportunities for healthcare payors and providers in 2015 during Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2015: A Strategic Planning Session, a 60-minute webinar on November 13, 2014, sponsored by The Healthcare Intelligence Network.


Length: 7:06 minutes

Healthcare Trends 2015: Safety Net Payors Blaze Trail in Telehealth, Co-Located Care Management

Dorothy MollerExpect to see more growth of telehealth in regions with rural or scattered populations in 2015, predicts Dorothy Moller, a consultant with Navigant, as well as some unexpected applications, such as 24/7 remote management of ICUs by specialists around the world.

Safety net payor organizations deserve kudos for early and successful implementation of telehealth, adds Ms. Moller, as well as for their established practice of embedding or co-locating the care coordination function within points of care, such as placement of behavioral health or social services management in hospital ERs.

In this audio interview, Ms. Moller outlines anticipated growth areas for telehealth as well as a payor strategy for embedding the case or care management function within provider sites.

Along with Steven Valentine, president of The Camden Group, Ms. Moller will provide a roadmap to the key issues, challenges and opportunities for healthcare providers and payors in the coming year during a November 13, 2014 webinar, Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2015: A Strategic Planning Session, an hour-long program sponsored by The Healthcare Intelligence Network.


Length: 9:53 minutes