I am the CEO and Founder of Longitudinal Health Care, a company on a mission to eliminate health insurance. Our vision is to leverage advancements in genetics and predictive analytics to project the diseases and conditions our customers will develop over the course of their lives. Once we do that, health insurance as we know it will be obsolete. Instead of paying third parties, like insurance companies and even the government for much of our care, our customers contribute funds into their own personal accounts to pay for their health care expenses. Please check out our website or this video to learn more about the company.
The idea for Longitudinal sprang from my Amazon Bestselling book Health Care: Meet the American Dream. The book lays out why the current health care system needs structural change and outlines both short and long-term initiatives to radically transform it. You can learn more about the book here.
I am a Yale graduate with masters’ degrees in business and architecture from the University of Michigan. I have spent my career as a health care strategy and operations consultant. I have served a full range of providers including integrated delivery systems, for-profit and not-for-profit health systems, academic medical centers, rural hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and federally qualified health clinics. My goal is to optimize how dollars are spent to improve efficiency and enhance patient outcomes.
My work has provided me with a comprehensive appreciation of the mechanics of the health care delivery system. I understand how patients flow through the system, from access to clinical resolution. As a result, I also can chart how data runs through the system, and critically, how financial resources run through the system. My takeaway from all of this is that we will only drive real change in health care if we impact who is spending the money. When we put control of spending in the hands of patients, they will demand more customized care, seek out better quality and will be much more accountable for their outcomes.
A common theme in my work is the alternative perspective I bring to the challenges in health care. Please check out articles, podcast interviews and videos on the Media page of this site. I also invite you to subscribe to my podcast, The Powers Report Podcast. The show is published twice a month with short, 20-minute talks on different issues. The format is different than typical podcasts in that I don’t interview guests. You get my unshackled, candid perspectives on issues ranging from a single payer system to Medicaid expansion to the problem of obesity in America. You can subscribe to the show here.
I speak regularly about the future of health care at events such as South by Southwest, on community panels, and of course, solo talks for corporations and industry groups. Please contact me for rates and terms of service, and check out my YouTube Channel for references.
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Thank you for your interest!