Our objective at Switch Healthcare is as simple as it is revolutionary – to deliver better value to employers and better health to their employees.
The following graph capsulizes why our use of the word revolutionary is not hyperbole.
Healthcare value is not getting better. In 2015, the total U.S. health expenditure increase was 5.8%, the highest since 20071.
The poor status of our health makes these cost escalations even more concerning. Our life expectancy, a proxy for general health status, compared to the rest of the world continues to drop.2, 3, 4
Although the factors underlying high costs and poor health are multiple – the results are indisputable – decades of improvement efforts by government, employers, and provider organizations have failed.
When referring to the potential to change huge systems, Buckminster Fuller employed the metaphor of turning a huge ocean liner around with its rudder’s small trim tab.
The trim tab at Switch Healthcare is our laser focus on catalyzing better individual health decisions.
We are cultivating four areas of expertise to enhance our effectiveness in improving personal decisions:
- Focused member-centric change strategies,
- Synergistic integration with on-going patient/clinician relationships,
- Critical analysis and reframing of both medical and consumer-related health information, and
- Effective employer collaboration.
Each area is an integral part of determining and executing the “best next step”, one of our primary drivers in achieving successful change.
Given our country’s political and financial realities, the urgency for a private sector solution for health has never been greater.
We seek employers with the energy and commitment to be an active partner in Switch Healthcare’s approach to enhancing the value of healthcare.
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Switch Conversations is a bi-weekly blog exclusively for potential employer partners.
Edition 1 – Solving a Well-Entrenched Problem
Edition 2 – A Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Edition 3 – Best marketing tagline of all time?
Edition 4 – Post-Truth Killed a President
Edition 5 – What’s an employer to do?
Edition 6 – Profiting From the Opioid Epidemic
Edition 7 – The Keys to Unlocking Better Decisions
Edition 8 – When Difficult Things Need to be Done Well
Edition 9 – Fixing Healthcare
Edition 10 – Beware of a Singing Cow
Edition 11 – Wise Reflections
Edition 12 – Warning: Reader Discretion Advised
Edition 13 – Can AI save healthcare? (Part 1)
Edition 14 – Can AI save healthcare? (Part 2)
Edition 15 – Can AI save healthcare? (Part 3)
Edition 16 – Embracing Reality to Improve Healthcare
Edition 17 – Everything I Needed To Know…
Edition 18 – The Eighth Circle of Hell
Edition 19 – So… What’s Our Solution?
Edition 20 – Protecting Integrity as a Core Strategy
Edition 21 – An Unadorned Legacy
Edition 22 – Time to Grow Up
Edition 23 – Against All Odds
Edition 24 – When Everyone Has Stopped Listening
Edition 25 – Focusing on What’s Important
Edition 26 – Don’t Give Up Your Shot
Edition 27 – Join the Goodhood
Edition 28 – Fixing Healthcare (Recycled)
Edition 29 – Taming the Healthcare Beast
Edition 30 – Leadership
Edition 31 – Better Health Requires Good Sense
Edition 32 – Little Decisions With Big Consequences
Edition 33 – Transformational Courage
Edition 34 – Transformational Courage – Part 2
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Edition 35 – Transformational Courage – Part 3