Healthcare Reform in a Digital World

The healthcare industry is in the midst of an especially disruptive time, and technology will play an integral role in addressing the complex issues ahead. Healthcare stakeholders have adjusted their focus to meeting the needs of the consumer as the nation evolves to value-based reimbursement, and organizations are exploring how to improve the patient experience, manage population health and deliver care more efficiently. Fortium Partners works with all types of healthcare organizations to successfully transform the way consumer healthcare needs are met.

The U.S. healthcare system continues to grow at an unsustainable pace, and stakeholders look for more efficient ways to meet the goals of better care, smarter spending and healthier people. These and new challenges presented by healthcare reform require new operating models supported by a robust IT capability. At Fortium Partners we envision a digital world where consumers are actively engaged in maintaining their health enabled through the thoughtful application of technology – and we can help your organization meet its most important challenges head on.


Consumer Engagement Is Critical

A growing body of evidence demonstrates that patients who are more actively involved in their healthcare experience better health outcomes and incur lower costs.* True patient engagement is active collaboration between patients and providers, requiring robust technology. The Affordable Care Act takes this one step further – linking reimbursement to performance on patient experience metrics for the first time. Easy access to information makes patients become more engaged in their overall health, but there is a dramatic gap between what patients want and what they actually experience.

Now that consumers have grown comfortable using digital networks and services, even for complex and sensitive health issues, we believe the time has come for healthcare players to commit to powerful digital strategies. The next wave of digitization begins with a deep understanding of consumer preferences, and a methodical buildout of digital product and service offerings based on that understanding.


The Fortium Advantage

The healthcare industry has struggled to successfully manage the diverse stakeholders, regulations and privacy concerns required to build a fully integrated healthcare IT system. And even those organizations that have made substantial advancements have critical questions that remain unanswered. Is satisfactory value being realized? Are consumer needs being met? Have clinicians embraced the solution? Do stakeholders have access to information at the right time?

Fortium understands that today’s solutions are not possible unless healthcare technology executives are business strategists as well as expert technologists, sensitive to the changing needs of an increasingly competitive and complex landscape. Partners in our healthcare practice have extensive hands-on experience leading IT organizations, with a keen understanding of the healthcare ecosystem. We recognize healthcare organizations today are faced with numerous challenges in the face of shrinking margins:

      Engaging consumers through digital communication channels

      Adopting new payment models and managing risk

      Achieving clinical Interoperability with business partners

      Integrating mergers, acquisitions and new partnerships

      Facilitating system and business process optimization

      Securing sensitive information

      Embracing analytics to drive decision-making

Fortium works in a collaborative manner with client executives to guide the development and deployment of innovative solutions, and a support structure capable of obtaining sustainable results. We ensure client goals are achieved and your organization is positioned well to thrive in the new healthcare environment.


Fortium: The Power of the Partnership

Innovation and differentiation will accelerate the transformation of healthcare organizations seeking rapid change, and it’s often beneficial to leverage the solutions and knowledge gained from successes in other industries. Likewise, access to IT resources with specific expertise helps develop optimal solutions more rapidly when facing challenging questions and opportunities.

This is where Fortium excels. We call it “the power of the partnership,” and believe it offers our clients a distinct advantage. Fortium has served clients in virtually every industry and every IT sector. Because of our deep experience and insight into technology platforms used by companies of all sizes and industries, Fortium has a distinct advantage in assisting healthcare clients with defining, designing, acquiring, securing and leveraging innovative applications and technologies.

Fortium Healthcare Sector Services

       Interim Leadership & Advisory Services

       Strategic Assessments

       Program & Portfolio Management

       Organizational Design & Development

       M&A Due Diligence & Integration

       Data Analytics & Business Intelligence

       Information Security & Privacy

*Source: Health Affairs/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2013