Health Imagination and Transformation

Health Imagination and Transformation
July 30, 2019 Lisa Winter
Medical Technology

Medical technology is evolving every day. New products and services are continuously available to impact health and well-being in ways that in the past simply weren’t possible. This “health transformation” is changing the landscape of healthcare, as new and better healthcare concepts are imagined—and developed! And Meritain Health strives to embrace this opportunity for our customers.

At our core, Meritain Health is a Third Party Administrator (TPA). But we know a great benefit plan is just one piece of the story in creating real health. With so many new options available, we understand it’s difficult to know where to start.

Innovating for results

Meritain Health’s Market Intelligence team listens closely to what our customers are really looking for. We monitor emerging medical technology innovations to support and bring forward the best to our clients.

What do we mean?

Our team begins by looking for health care start-ups providing products or services that would meet a unique or pressing need. We specifically explore medical technology solutions that complement and work well with our existing products, making it easier for our members to access them. We know we cannot do it all so we look to experts to provide best-in-class services for our clients that we can’t develop ourselves.

These companies present a unique opportunity for our customers and us. By recognizing and serving all our members, we support those who may have very individualized needs.

What is the benefit to our brokers?

With this approach, our broker partners gain options. They gain flexibility. They gain an innovative team who offers real, progressive medical technology solutions other TPAs don’t.

We help align solutions to engage and address unique population needs that supplement our extensive options.

These easy-to-use solutions lead to improved employee engagement, which results in better behaviors (medication adherence, preventive services, less-costly inpatient visits because patients are less sick when admitted, fewer ER visits, etc.). For employers, this translates to lower overall plan costs.

Since Meritain Health serves as the referrer to the solution, it enables us to accelerate speed-to-market like never before. This is truly a value-add—we’re doing it because we feel strongly about bringing the best solutions to the table and being able to offer our brokers a unique differentiator when offering Meritain Health to their clients.

Who are the vendors?

So far, we have identified a group of medical technology vendors that meet varying needs, from a smoking cessation/weight loss visualization program, to “smart desk” technology. The opportunities are endless. We are always looking for unique products, services and health care startups to explore and build relationships with. We would be happy to provide additional details and/or make the appropriate introductions in order for you and/or your client to pursue a direct relationship. If you have either a vendor or a technology you would like us to research, we are ready to make it happen!

By identifying creative and forward-thinking solutions, we meet real needs. Through our focus on member engagement and experience, we create the foundation from which sustainable cost savings emerge.

For more information on this exciting opportunity, please reach out to your account manager.