This past week, I’ve been at America’s Health Insurance Plan’s (AHIP) National Conferences on Medicare and Medicaid in Washington, DC. It’s been jam-packed with speakers representing health plans from across the country, software vendors, service providers, lobbyists, and government relations.
I volunteer at an amazing organization here in Madison, Wisconsin, that serves disconnected youth by training practical trade and business skills in construction and conservation while helping them obtain a high school diploma. Part of my work is tutoring young adults in math.
CNBC drops a rumor about Aetna providing Apple Watches to their members... the internet responds, some in favor of a “free” Apple watch, others skeptical about the state of their personal health data and railing against the “evil health insurance industry” for raising premiums for members who don’t get enough steps in.
What do the tooth fairy, traveling in Eastern Europe, and Google have to do with healthcare tech? Great question. Read on to find out.
With an influx of digital health funding, more and more professionals from other verticals are flocking to healthcare in search of new challenges. Due to this, I find myself being asked how to sell healthcare technology to health systems, and ultimately having the same conversations week after week.