The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism will support personalized individual engagement in health and health care decisions by promoting the mega trends growing in society at large, such as personal responsibility, cost transparency, portability, ownership and self-reliance.
“Since its launch, CDHC Solutions has become the collective voice for health care consumerism,” Field said. “Our mission is to establish multiple media platforms that effectively connect stakeholders to collaborate in effective ways that promote the growth of health care consumerism. We felt the best way to do that was by the creation of The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism. This will be a place where people can come to LEARN from the top thought leaders in health care consumerism, CONNECT with those industry leaders, and SHARE their thoughts and best practices with other members of the Institute.”
A media entrepreneur, Field, who has been in the health and benefits management market for 25 years, envisions www.theihcc.com to be the Linkedin version of health care consumerism. To achieve this he can fully rely on the comprehensive skills of the SITEFORUM software which provides not only the content management and the design of the portal but also powerful community and collaboration tools.
He envisions this web community to be the place where employers, looking to save on their health care spend, can collaborate and share solutions to the challenges of developing and implementing a cost-effective health and benefits plan for their employee population. The Institute also is a place where c-suite executives can connect and share ideas about changes to the health care law and what it means for their bottom line and the overall health of not only the employee population but also the company.
Field is passionate about The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’s commitment to advancing consumerism solutions by connecting and building collaborations with thought leaders. He also believes a new multimedia information strategy with a social networking approach of “Learn, Connect, Share,” is important for understanding the rapid adoption of health care consumerism.
This will be done through the website, a biweekly eNewsletter titled “IHC Today,” through the magazine CDHC Solutions, which is the official publication of The Institute of HealthCare Consumerism, and through the IHC FORUM conference series.