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Millennials: Who Needs Primary Care Physicians? Give Us On-demand Healthcare

We'd like to extend a big thank you to our guest blog contributor - John Milne, Benefits Consultant, Corporate Synergies®

Millennials, and Generation Z behind them, are changing the way they access healthcare. In fact, 45% of 18- to 29-year-olds say they don’t have a primary care physician.1 Instead, they’re opting for on-demand healthcare.

Traditionally, individuals and families see primary care physicians several times a year and build relationships with their doctors over time. Visiting the same primary care physician when an illness strikes, or for an annual health & wellness checkup, can help the doctor notice changes in a patient’s health and catch issues before they become more serious (and costly).

But for Millennials, having a primary care physician isn’t necessarily a priority.

Tags: Telemedicine, Urgent Care, On Demand Healthcare, Healthcare, Primary Care Physician, PCP, Millenials
Data: Your Secret Weapon

So, where are your hidden health-related cost centers? The same places they’ve always been: In plain sight. But for the lack of data transparency and integration of data tools and services, they remain elusive to spot. To uncover these cost centers, consider partnering with an analytics firm that not only can access data sets from everywhere patients access healthcare, but also combine them to create nuanced action lists.

Tags: Data, Analytics, Population Health Management, Metabolic Syndrome, Chronic Condition, Intervention, Hospitalization, High Level, Trend Analysis, Individual Metrics, Healthcare Cost Curve, Health-Related, Cost Centers, Access, Transparency, Patients, Healthcare, Action, Medications, Employees, Non-formulated, Specialty Drug, Cost Saving, PCP, Primary Care Physician, Behavior, Pharmacy, Specialists, Network, Employee, Chronic Care, Reduce Cost, Preventable, Emergency, Inpatient, ER, Urgent Care, Copay, Health Plan, Bottom Line, Utilization, Predict, Consult, Drill Down, Follow Up, Biometric, Outliers, High Risk, Wellness Program, Medicine, Case Manager, Patient Population, Poindexter, Advanced Plan for Health, Predictive Modeling
6 Costly Healthcare Myths

The healthcare system can be a confusing place for someone who is well, let alone someone who is sick and in need of help. Oftentimes, health plan members do not know their benefits and can seek care in the wrong place; like the ER when the problem is not urgent, or outside their network, which means they may incur an expensive and unexpected bill. This confusion can cause delays in treatment and less than desirable outcomes; as well as an increase of cost to everyone involved--from the patient to the health plan itself.

Tags: ER, Healthcare, Utilization, Health Plan, Hospitalists, Care Physician, PCP, Medications, Inpatient, Readmission, System, Members, Primary Care, Health Outcomes, Provider, Patient, Manage, Poindexter, Data, Claims
By Barbara Rutkowski - Vice President, Clinical Operations

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