Why It’s High Time for a Hybrid Approach to Healthcare

The value of telehealth has been amply revealed during the pandemic, to the point that it will remain a vital part of the sector, now that this healthcare crisis shows signs of abating. At the same time, in-person interactions with clinicians continue to have their place, meaning that the sector’s future almost certainly lies with [...]

By |2022-06-17T13:18:45+00:00March 11th, 2022|Blog|

The Potential Problem with Emerging Diabetes Drugs

For the more than 34 million Americans coping with diabetes, using insulin daily to manage their blood sugar is literally a lifesaver. Unfortunately, insulin prices have more than doubled in recent years, causing some to skip doses or not take insulin at all, putting them at risk for severe complications. The latest figures from the [...]

By |2022-06-17T13:08:48+00:00January 25th, 2022|Blog|

Chicago Pacific Founders Again Taking Part in ADAPT Program

Once again this year Chicago Pacific Founders is among several healthcare industry leaders taking part in the ADAPT program, which seeks out innovative healthtech startups and provides each of them with $100,000 in non-dilutive funding, as well as the resources to scale new solutions and models. Anthem, Blue Shield of California, Cigna, Evernorth, Optumlabs and [...]

By |2021-10-05T20:31:12+00:00October 5th, 2021|Blog|

The Challenge of Bringing Women Back to the Workforce

Faced with a deadly pandemic, dwindling job prospects, and increased responsibilities at home, thousands of women have fled the workforce since the outbreak began, many with no intention of ever returning. That has in turn put businesses in a bind: How do you bring them back? How do you give them the support they need, [...]

By |2021-09-01T17:14:00+00:00September 1st, 2021|Blog|

Amid a Tsunami of New Drugs, Who Tosses a Life Preserver to Consumers?

On June 7, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aduhelm (aducanumab), an Alzheimer’s medication developed by Biogen. While reservations about the drug had been expressed at various stages of its development, its approval represented one more sign of the innovation that is sweeping the prescription drug market. Bardoxolone, which Reata developed for chronic [...]

By |2021-09-01T17:03:22+00:00September 1st, 2021|Blog|

Social Entrepreneurs Are Reimagining American Healthcare

When Abner Mason explains why the American healthcare system is failing, he doesn’t begin by discussing providers or payers or pharmaceutical prices. Instead, he talks about Netflix.  “Netflix isn’t going to recommend the same set of films to two different people,” he pointed out during our conversation. “Its platform is designed to treat subscribers as [...]

By |2021-04-29T18:36:37+00:00April 29th, 2021|Blog|

How Can We Use a New Public Option to Address Affordability?

New healthcare reform proposals are scrutinized from the moment they appear. Every line is picked apart and examined; endless debates are had over the plan’s apparent merits, flaws, and repercussions. But in the end, all of those conversations trace their root back to a single, pervasive question -- how do we facilitate affordable care in [...]

By |2021-03-04T22:17:19+00:00March 4th, 2021|Blog|

Expectations for Biden’s Healthcare Strategy

When Joe Biden was sworn into office on January 11th, 2020, the conversation around what his arrival into the presidency would mean for the future of American healthcare reached a fever pitch.  Those of us in healthcare already know the broad strokes of what he hopes to accomplish during his tenure. While on the campaign [...]

By |2021-06-28T15:43:50+00:00January 27th, 2021|Blog|

How Will Value-Based Care Evolve Pharmacy?

The shift to value-based care is well and truly underway. According to a recent report from Change Healthcare, the number of states and territories that have adopted value-based reimbursement schemes has multiplied seven times over in just the last five years, with 48 regions now supporting accountable care.  These numbers are striking but not, given [...]

By |2020-11-19T16:12:27+00:00August 31st, 2020|Blog|

Care Navigation Has Become an Imperative for Payers and Employers

In the span of a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has managed to unceremoniously toss out our assumptions about what healthcare consultations should look like. In a pre-COVID world, we believed that in-person appointments were a necessity and shrugged off telemedicine and carer navigation services as “nice-to-haves.” Now, those tables have taken a drastic turn.  [...]

By |2020-09-18T17:23:08+00:00August 18th, 2020|Blog|