Integrated Health isn’t new

Our healthcare “system” isn’t a system at all. It’s a bunch of pieces cobbled together. Payors, government, hospitals, pharma and others participate in an unorganized delivery of medical care. This is an article pointing us in the right direction.

“Some of the insurance companies are slowly, gradually coming around,” said Jeff Spicher, the center’s Primary Care Clinic director. “Part of the issue, in my opinion, is that in this country we typically have set up a system that is a disease-based system, not a health-promotion system.”

Read more at http://gazette.com/insurance-coverage-gaps-create-health-care-challenges/article/1543737#XklC1EQHupUzP6BT.99

Physicians should lead the effort toward integrated health and not government, payors or others.