Member Insights

The Current and Future Healthcare Landscape

January 10th, 2022

The current healthcare delivery model is outdated and does not meet the modern consumer’s needs. The bulk of visits still happen in a centralized ecosystem that is inconvenient, inefficient, and expensive. Survey data shows that consumers of healthcare’s most prominent issues related to the healthcare system are:

1. Healthcare Costs.
2. Convenience and Access to Healthcare Providers.
3. No reliable quality of care or outcome measures available to the consumer.

A significant reason for these issues is a poorly functioning and underfunded primary care system. The focus
of medical care used to be with primary care providers, which emphasized preventative care. However,
accessibility to primary care has drastically worsened in the last 25 years. This is due to many reasons, with
the largest culprits being:

1. Reduced reimbursement.
2. Large medical debt.
3. Specialization.
4. Aging population.

Primary care physicians used to be well compensated, and schooling allowed for manageable debt.
However, with commercial and government insurers reducing their reimbursement rates year after year in
tandem with education increasing well above in action, it has caused the standard of living of primary care
doctors to drop dramatically. Subsequently, doctors opted for higher pay and more prestigious specialties.
Additionally, individuals live longer, which leads to the need for longer-term longitudinal medical care.

Mobile Primary Care Addresses Healthcare Disparity and Social Determinants of Health

Why is direct primary care so critical?

Multiple studies have shown that a proper functioning primary care system is integral to a lower cost and proper functioning system. It is proactive and preventative versus the specialists’ systems and acute care system, which is reactive and treats the downstream effects of a poor functioning healthcare system. Primary care providers focus on building rapport and a long-term relationship with patients. This trust leads to continuity of care, better compliance, and improved patient outcomes. The primary care provider treats a person holistically instead of focusing on systems.

A symptom of a poorly functioning primary care system is increased utilization of Hospitals, Emergency Rooms, Urgent Care & Fast track clinics, and retail clinics; this leads to higher cost care, longer waiting times, and overall poor customer experience.

What has been the response to a lack of primary care providers?

About 54% of millennials do not have a primary care provider. Expectations in all domains of life focus on convenience and customer experience. Waiting weeks or months to see a primary care provider with the additional headache of taking time to work to drive and wait is an outdated experience and no longer acceptable. Today, the experience patients are looking for a user-friendly interface with on-demand access with no traveling required. MyHouseCall is the perfect solution for the ills and deciencies of the current medical system. We provide lower-cost, accessible, and holistic care, all with a simple user experience. Our focus is a holistic approach that innovatively covers much of the healthcare ecosystem. We have a direct primary care delivery model that is on-demand and robust. We provide house and  calls both in person and virtually. Our services help address the vast majority of acute and chronic care needs while also being convenient. Our platform also is robust because we have mobile imaging, point of care labs, and medications to be dispensed at the point of care.

One major issue of not having refills for their chronic disease treatment (Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, etc.) is solved instantly with this solution. With MyHouseCall, patients will have continuity of care, better access to their healthcare provider, and better compliance with treatment and preventative screening. Preventative screenings lead to a reduction of complications related to unmanaged or poorly managed chronic disease, which will lead to a reduction of ER and Urgent care visits, which will subsequently reduce having to pay for high-cost claims and catastrophic claims.