Ivor Horn, MD, MPH, Accolade Chief Medical Officer
Last month, I joined thought leaders in healthcare at HIMSS WA, Rock Health Summit and the Milken Institute’s Future of Health Summit to discuss the challenges and opportunities in front of all of us. Thank you to my fellow panelists for engaging in thought-provoking discussions and asking important questions to help drive the industry forward.
Here are a few of my takeaways from the events:
Healthcare is a team sport. The idea of a healthcare “team” was a consistent theme at each event. When we think about providing a world-class experience for patients, we must consider the entire team supporting the patient within and beyond the four walls of healthcare. Physicians have a team of nurses and specialists supporting them, and new roles are needed to guide, support and empower the patient at every stage of health and care.
“There’s more to health than healthcare.” I love this quote from Rock Health’s session on “Policy-Driven Whitespace in Digital Health.” There is overwhelming consensus across the industry that to provide the right care at the right time, we must consider all of the factors that influence an individual’s health, including where they live, work, play and pray. To solve the current challenges in healthcare, we must address the social determinants of health.
Thank you to HIMSS WA, Rock Health and the Milken Institute for inviting Accolade to join the conversation. For more information about Accolade, please visit accolade.com/events.