The complex makeup of the U.S. healthcare system has led to challenges in managing quality and cost at scale and resulted in a poor cost-to-value ratio, particularly in comparison to other developed nations. In an interview published in Authority Magazine, Cotiviti executive vice president and chief administrative officer Jordan Bazinsky delineates the specific shortfalls of the U.S. healthcare system and offers viable solutions, including the adoption of a single patient identifier.
“In the United States it is almost impossible to assess the total population health experience because data resides in silos. Out of the more than 122,000 COVID-19 cases reported to the CDC in Q1, only 5.8 percent of patients had data available pertaining to underlying health conditions or risk factors. One significant reason for this is the industry’s lack of interoperability. Creating a single patient identifier or similar analytics ecosystem of all patient data would ensure all relevant information from across the industry is accessible as well as clean, accurate, and useful.”
Read the in-depth interview to learn:
- How the U.S. can improve its global healthcare ranking by prioritizing five key pillars of care
- How Jordan’s career path was shaped by an early teaching experience in Ecuador
- How AI can address critical healthcare pain points such as fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA)