For an innovation to take hold, the business model must take into consideration those who use it, those who supply it and those who pay for it. So says Jonathan Niloff, M.D., vice president and executive medical director of population health at McKesson. He participated in McKesson’s Better Health Boston event held March 26.

Dr. Niloff points to the new primary care model put into practice by Iora Health as an example of a healthcare innovation that works because of its comprehensive business model. Iora Health’s business model creates financial incentives for its providers, patients and payers to improve outcomes at lower costs.

The Better Health Tour

Like politics, all healthcare is local. But what can local businesses do to transform their organizations and the community in an ecosystem as complex as healthcare? The Better Health Tour is an opportunity for local healthcare leaders to engage in candid and meaningful conversations about the future of healthcare in select cities. The conferences in Portland, Boston and the Twin Cities enable an exchange of ideas between local leaders across organizational barriers, industry segments, traditional interests and points of view. The aim is to help broaden perspectives, to challenge and redefine priorities, and to catalyze the development of innovative approaches that will strengthen the local healthcare ecosystem.

That’s why McKesson is presenting the Better Health Tour. It’s not a marketing event or a trade show. We believe that the challenges of healthcare will only be solved by generating practical ideas, innovative approaches and new growth in the healthcare industry at the local level. The events have been designed to identify opportunities that will enable transformative innovation and provide participants with a new framework for thinking about the practical solutions that will lead to better health for both their own organizations and the community.


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