Drew Madden is a health care IT entrepreneur. Madden is a managing partner for Evergreen Healthcare. Evergreen Healthcare provides health care IT services to many companies throughout the United States. Madden previously worked at Nordic Consulting Partners and The Cerner Corporation. Madden graduated from the University of Iowa College of Engineering. Madden loves collaborating with others and creating teams.
Drew Madden is concerned about the current state of the healthcare industry. Healthcare has turned into a trillion dollar industry, however, there is still plenty of concern. Analysts have noted how there is lots of regulation, politics, and flawed payment incentives. There are some exciting things on the horizon though.
Many hospitals are struggling with patient logistics inside the hospital. There are often frequent patient delays. Analysts have proposed using a tracking system that shows exactly where the patients are located in the hospital. This should help reduce delays and prevent the spread of diseases. The tracking technology would make it easier for managers to oversee patient flow. They could also easily tell which areas are in need and which areas there is a surplus in.
Advance Care Planning
Only a small number of adults have an Advance Care Plan that outlines their care for their last few months of life. However, research has shown that an ACP can reduce the costs of some insurance plans. Some companies have brainstormed creating a web product that allows people to create directives that they can share with their families and doctors. This will help people save thousands of dollars. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services created a reimbursement code that allows medical providers to bill Medicare in regards to people using future care strategies.
The Future Of Ambulances
There is concern over the role of ambulances. Ambulances are considered expensive and are often unnecessary. There has been talk of creating an app that allows hospitals to view the situation and assess whether the ambulance is necessary. The hospital may choose to dispatch a lower cost response team. The app could help reduce expenses for patients, while also leaving EMTs available to help people who are in serious situations.