Humana's model–a hope for remote monitoring integration?

Humana, the fourth largest US insurer, is rolling out in January Humana Cares Chronic Condition Management, which will integrate home safety, prevention, self-management with personal support and (drumroll) ‘a variety of remote bio-metric monitoring devices in the member’s home’. What is hopeful about this is the program’s size; it will serve 60,000 commercial health plan and Medicare Advantage members. And it is labor intensive:  Humana is adding 270 staff to handle telephones, field and community health management.  Is Humana working out an answer to the Four Big Questions?  Release (FierceHealthcare)

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  1. Four Big Questions

    Hi, This may be a really dumb question but what are the four big questions?

    [Ed. Donna:  Here there are no dumb questions!  What I call the Four Big Questions (or FBQs), as they pertain to eHealth especially in the US, are:  who will pay for the technology; what rate will they pay; where does the data go, and who takes action. Short form:  who pays, how much, who sees/tracks data, who actions data.  A system like Humana seems to touch all four bases, with some procedural questions on how they are accomplishing the last two.]

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