Illuminating the Impact on Care Delivery

The events of this past year have compelled reflection on MedSpeed’s role in healthcare and our impact on patients. Most days, it can be hard to see that impact in a tangible way. Even watching our MedSpeeders moving crates of PPE, bags of specimens or totes of pharma, our effect on the care continuum can lie below the surface.

But over the course of a severe January and February, there have been a number of incredible stories that illuminated the effect our team has on care delivery.

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Integration: Early in the game of healthcare reform

At the recent annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco—“where Wall Street meets healthcare to talk business,” according to HealthLeaders the themes ranged from preparing for the newly insured to continuing the expansion of clinically integrated networks. The conference included both for-profit and not-for-profit health systems discussing what had helped make them successful in this early stage of healthcare reform.

Clinical integration is a hot topic for any healthcare system, regardless of profit status in this early stage of healthcare reform. And that’s because success is dependent on it. As Chicago-based Advocate Health Care executive vice president Lee B. Sacks MD noted at the conference, “Clinical integration has allowed us to advance in value-based care.”

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