Dr Lonny Reisman Outlines His Expectations for the Future of Managed Care

The digitization of health will help to identify patients when they're most vulnerable and present new opportunities to change the trajectory of their disease before they suffer avoidable consequences associated with chronic disease, said Lonny Reisman, MD.

The digitization of health will help to identify patients when they're most vulnerable and present new opportunities to change the trajectory of their disease before they suffer avoidable consequences associated with chronic disease, said Lonny Reisman, MD, chief executive officer of HealthReveal.

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How will managed care change over the next 20 years?

I think over the next 20 years managed care will begin to manifest some of the issues and benefits associated with value-based contracting and decision making regarding best providers, best delivery system, best care team apparatus, and importantly will exploit the marvelous capability we have now through the digitization of health to really identify patients at a moment in time when they're arguably most vulnerable, but also where there's an opportunity to impact, intervene, and change the trajectory of their disease so they don't suffer some of the avoidable consequences associated with chronic disease.

And we will have introduced new mechanisms for cost containment, which will be critically important as we think about the ecnomic impact of healthcare costs on our ability to create the sort of society we're all committed.