Big Think talks financial burdens physicians face and how the Hello Health business model is helping fuel change with Stephen Armstrong, Vice President of Marketing at Hello Health.
Primary care doctors are getting less money through reimbursements each year. So how do they raise revenue? They try to see more patients. In other words, these doctors are like “hamsters on a treadmill,” says Stephen Armstrong, Vice President of Marketing for Hello Health, a secure social network platform that allows doctors to access electronic records and communicate with their patients.
There are obvious benefits to patients who use this service, which is intended to compliment traditional primary care practices. After all, there has been a great mindset change in the health care industry. “Patients are customers,” says Armstrong. “They have options, and doctors need to have their hand in the game in a more assertive way.”
— Hello Health (@hellohealth) June 7, 2012