The Members of SHIC believe even more cost reductions can be achieved by understanding, in real time, the true healthcare needs of each patient and providing improved access to the right healthcare services at the right place and the right time. With the right monitoring and diagnostic tools, the “right place” can most likely be the patients’ own home, with the goal of reducing trips to the emergency room, hospital or skilled nursing facility. This will lead to better outcomes and patient safety, and ultimately improved quality of life.
Essentially, the Members of SHIC seek to disrupt the current healthcare delivery system by greatly improving the available data used for healthcare decision making, and creating effective prevention and treatment protocols that improve quality and public safety, and reduce emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and skilled nursing referrals. Finally, this approach will bring insurers and providers in line with the common goal of reducing costs.