The Summit on Physician-Industry Collaboration IV

Some very different perspectives are being brought to the table as government officials and private health insurers provide their views on the physician-industry collaboration issue. 

Private payers are drawing a line between collaboration that should be rewarded and that which shouldn’t, the former being collaboration that delivers better health outcomes at better value.  Executive branch officials and Capitol Hill staffers emphasized that both the public and government prosecutors have substantial skepticism about collaborative agreement, but also acknowledged that the healthcare industry has done a great deal of work to elevate standards and establish strong principles.

Health industry innovators responded that it would be counterproductive to focus strictly on cost in determining the value of innovation and collaboration, that to look at cost without factoring in the long-term benefit to patients will strangle innovation.

Look for more in this space with a summary of the Summit on Physician-Industry Collaboration.