The following post ran yesterday, March 19 on Health Populi.
While there’s little evidence that the short-term impact of the Affordable Care Act has limited job growth or driven most employers to drop health insurance plans, the ACA has spawned a “cottage industry” of health companies since 2010, according to PwC.
As the ACA turned five years of age, the PwC Health Research Institute led by Ceci Connolly identified at least 90 newcos addressing opportunities inspired by the ACA:
- Supporting telehealth platforms between patients and providers, such as Vivre Health
- Educating consumers, such as the transparency provider HealthSparq does
- Streamlining operations to enhance efficiency, the business of Cureate among others
- Connecting patients and physicians, like SmartPatients and Doximity do
- Offering health and wellness benefits that complement health plans on the marketplaces, like the novel health plan Oscar does
- Developing new payment and care delivery models, including Iora Health
- Performing big data analytics, such as Human API does. (more…)