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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

What if HealthCare Actually Wanted to Keep you Healthy?

I've heard some different ideas and thoughts on changing up the healthcare system from being creative to being proactive.  Instead of waiting for you to get sick after you paid a lot of money into insurance premiums healthcare would focus what it could do to keep you healthy and stay that way.  

Healthcare costs are rising and there are a lot of people that now will look to pay cash for services such as chiropractic, physical therapy, performance training, wellness coaching, functional doctors, and even MRIs.  These services that used to be out of reach without insurance can now actually be more affordable to pay in cash.  This is incredible especially in an industry that is trillions of dollar in size.

Now, with a market that size that opens up lots of interesting opportunities and MD Insider is one company that is taking advantage of that size.  They are using big data in order to score physicians and medical providers all of over the country.  Their idea? Simple.  Patients want access to the best care out there and want to know who to look for and who to go to.  Hospitals also want to provide the best quality care they can from their providers and reward those providers for their service and care to their patients.

This represents a potential shift in the healthcare system.  What would you think about still paying your premiums like you do currently but instead of now waiting until something might happen or you might get sick your provider works for you to not get sick, you know prevent something from happening.  This could be done through endless ideas that could help:

  • Biomechanical and movement screening
  • Regular lab testing 
  • Nutritional consultation
  • Performance/Strength & Conditioning Training
  • Body composition
This just scratches the surface but like I mentioned that possibilities are endless.  Would you like to pay your premium for health prevention instead of reactive care?  It might be closer than we think.

TED Talk:  What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?
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