With the government’s lofty goal of enrolling 15 million people in health insurance plans in the next three years, it’s no wonder that most conversations about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) center around Healthcare.gov. While the government is laser focused on getting uninsured citizens enrolled in health plans, there’s a whole other side of the ACA that’s not in the spotlight but still very important. That’s why Get Real Health’s Cortney Nicolato, Vice President, Marketing & Strategy and Christina Caraballo, Healthcare Strategist were thrilled to be invited to a roundtable discussion at White House yesterday to talk about ways in which technology companies are innovating in the space around the ACA.
“In our world, the benefits of interoperability, access to data and patient engagement are a part of our daily conversations. It was invigorating to be at the White House discussing those things, that we know firsthand, have the power to transform our healthcare system,” says Christina Caraballo. “We applaud our government officials for facilitating conversations about the successes and challenges of leveraging innovation and health IT as a tool to lower the costs and improve our healthcare system.”
During the meeting, White House and Health and Human Services officials encouraged the group of twenty healthcare innovators to share their successes and challenges as they build businesses guided by the requirements of the ACA. In the video below, Cortney explains what made the conversation collaborative and productive.
It was a privilege to attend the meeting, she says. “Everybody has going to the White House on their ‘bucket list. I felt like I was part of history.”
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