Several new models of healthcare delivery are evolving in response to the increasing shortages of primary care clinicians, the aging of the population, the continued need for both payers and consumers to manage costs and the evolution of the “on-demand” economy. Today’s healthcare consumer is looking for walk-in convenience, extended and weekend operating hours, price transparency and a broad range of services.
In response to these demands, urgent care centers have multiplied across the U.S. and are increasingly being integrated into the broader healthcare community. As these centers become more prevalent, health plans and health systems are adapting their networks and models to determine the optimal role that these centers might play in providing access to cost-effective care and in helping to improve community health. Medical schools are also looking at these evolving care models and modifying the educational experience to prepare the next generation of clinicians for success.
vybe urgent care, a leading independent operator of urgent care centers in the greater Philadelphia market, is pleased to sponsor a panel discussion on these new models of care with several of the leading healthcare organizations in the market. Peter Hotz, the founder and CEO of vybe, will be joined by the following leaders:
- Dr. Jay Feldstein – President, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
- Joanne McFall – Market President, Keystone First Medicaid Managed Care Plan
- Dr. Richard Snyder – Executive Vice President, Facilitated Health Networks & Chief Medical Officer, Independence Health Group
This panel will discuss the evolving trends in urgent care and other ambulatory healthcare models and the impact on payors, providers, patients and other stakeholders.