There are high-profile business leaders who take an interest in big health issues affecting Americans and people all around the world.
For example, Bill Gates (and his wife Melinda) started the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to bring innovations in health and learning to the global community. Now, Steve Case (formerly of AOL fame), has started a new company called Revolution.
There is a difference between the two – one is a foundation and the second is a for-proft company. But, Case’s new concept is intriguing and one that will be getting attention as he moves it forward. I am not trying to promote his work, but it may have an impact healthcare delivery in the future and thus worth a look.
According to the web site Revolution, for the time being the company will focus on three areas: resorts, wellness, and health.
Case says this: "Over the past year, Revolution Health has been working behind the scenes to create the first comprehensive, consumer-driven health care company, designed totally around meeting the needs of consumers and giving them more choice, control, and convenience. There are certainties in life. The need for health care is one of them. The need for a more effective health care system is another. Many who have followed this nation’s health care crisis claim it is too complex and intractable to change. We disagree."
Today’s New York Times article says Case is about to announce a number of business initiatives. Let’s keep an eye on what Case tries to accomplish.