Sorry about the technical difficulties in today’s #HCBiz blab – unfortunate when you never really know what causes these connectivity issues.
Here are some very quick (and dirty formatted) notes I took but didn’t really get a chance to share during the blab. And I have a lot more but not enough time to share right now…
1. What is AHIP (org and conference)?
b. Lobbying organization
c. It’s the ‘HIMSS’ for health plans/payers
2. Who attends the conference?
b. Some associations like The Joint Commission, public health organizations
3. What were the major themes of the conference?
b. Social Determinants of Health,
d. Innovation, – Corporate Investments
Major themes are dictated by fact that healthplans are changing.
Payers are collaborating with providers more. More direct to consumer health solutions firms
4. Did you find anything particularly new/exciting?
a. A couple of the sessions were good.
b. Many vendors and payers at the AHIP Institute didn’t seem to be as good with sharing and promoting their products and services information as vendors and providers at HIMSS
c. Some of the corporate investing – Mark Stryker of GuideWell and Rob Coppedge of Cambia
d. Guidewell (BCBS of FL) had an “Insights” stage where they interviewed a lot of speakers and others involved with the event
5. What disappointed you about the show?
Two of the sessions I attended were painful to experience: poor speakers, IMO, not a lot of good, real information or insight
Slides you couldn’t read
Presentation materials – no handouts!
Aggressive vendors – 3 or 4 people standing in line staring at you as you approach their booth – blocking their table – Facing Offensive line of the
6. You’ve been focusing on SDOH quite a bit lately. What did you see from payers/vendors in addressing those issues?
b. It’s clear that now even more people besides payers and providers have to be involved with supporting positive patient health outcomes
c. Not a lot of specifics as far as programs and tools