Advocating for Precision Medicine

By Patrick Geraghty

Nontraditional players are recasting the future of care delivery, and GuideWell is counted among them. That’s why we organized ourselves as a health solutions company, why we embrace an entrepreneurial role in direct-to-consumer care delivery, and why we are joining partners on the leading edge of the precision medicine movement. The latter is keenly important to us since we know that tomorrow’s diagnostics and treatment will positively impact the effectiveness – and cost – of care. As we see it, advocating for precision medicine is one way we can accomplish our mission of helping people and communities achieve better health.

GuideWell Innovation Center: Shaping the Future of Health

By Chris Hillier, Innovation Senior Director at GuideWell

To be sustainable, the healthcare industry needs to lower costs and improve the effectiveness of care while recognizing that empowered consumers are demanding new solutions to manage their health. The GuideWell Innovation Center, opening in January, 2016 in Medical City, Lake Nona, Florida, is expected be a global epicenter for responding to these challenges.

Exponential Medicine | Translating the Future of Healthcare [Podcast]

According to Renee Finley, our Vice President of Enterprise Innovation, one of the best places to see first-hand how technology is impacting medicine and healthcare is Exponential Medicine. This immersive experience was hosted by Singularity University in November 2014 with the intention to bring together a cross-section of healthcare industry experts to disrupt, innovate and collaborate on new health solutions. In our latest episode of GuideWell Insights, Renee shares her top take-aways from Exponential Medicine, and how she translates these discoveries into opportunities for GuideWell’s constituents.

Is the Future of Health Care Remote?

Combining Quality and Convenience through Innovation in Telemedicine.

Telemedicine is a growing and dynamic field that’s been around for over 40 years. What started out as a way to provide medical support to populations in rural locations over the phone has grown into a $100 million video consultation industry. By 2018, this industry is expected to grow to over $13.6 billion.

Clearly there is a need to provide consumers with the care they need closer to where they live and work in a convenient way. What is also very important is the ability to be able to share and access quality clinical data.

At GuideWell we are currently looking at telemedicine efforts in four distinct areas:

GuideWell at #MediFuture 2024: The Healthy Human 2.0

Today marks the first full day of the MediFuture 2024 Conference in Tampa, Florida. This invitation-only event on September 16-18 is a place where senior health care leaders from around the country will come together to learn, share, network and make connections empowering them to transform our health care system into what it needs to be to ensure a healthier, more efficient system for consumers.

The Call for Imagination in the Transformation of Health Care | #TEDMED

“Logic will get you from point A to point B, but imagination will take you everywhere” – Albert Einstein.

Our industry is under specific pressure and uncertainty. Its long-term sustainability is predicated on our ability to significantly reduce costs and improve the overall effectiveness of care.

Unlocking the power of our imagination and focusing it through innovation is one way that we can reinvent our current business to create this long-term model of sustainability.

Welcome to GuideWell: A Message from Our CEO Pat Geraghty

Welcome to GuideWell! We are a group of forward-thinking companies that offer a broad range of health-related products and services to help people and communities achieve better health. With our experience and broad view on how to improve the cost, quality and access to health care, we are re-imagining and reshaping the future of the health system.

Check out the video below to hear Pat Geraghty, our Chairman and CEO, share the vision of GuideWell.

Four Innovation Trends that Drive Our Research & Development Efforts

At GuideWell, innovation is core to our DNA. So much so – that “imagination” is a core value. While imagination, freethinking and a collaborative environment guide our culture, we do have a method to our innovation madness.

Central to this methodology is the need to focus our research and development efforts and ensure that they are aligned to helping us achieve our mission of helping people and communities achieve better health.

Focus is harder than it sounds. There are so many opportunities for improvement in the health care system and innovation efforts and new health technologies are all around us. How does an organization like GuideWell decide on where to focus time, energy, resources and money?

The Business of Innovation at GuideWell

Renee Finley, VP, Enterprise Innovation, GuideWell joins us to talk about the business objectives behind GuideWell’s commitment to disruptive thinking and imagination.

You hear the word “innovation” thrown around a lot in the corporate world. How is innovation more than just a buzzword at GuideWell?

The easy answer is that we’re so committed to innovation that three years ago we made it our vision: To become a leading innovator enabling healthy communities. Every single one of us is working toward actualizing this very lofty goal, so innovation has to extend beyond one person and one team – it has to belong to all of us and be part of our culture.