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Your iPhone is obsolete and so is integration as we know it

Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Your iPhone is obsolete and so is integration as we know it

August 17, 2015 | Healthcare | Parity | Comments
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Your iPhone is obsolete and so is integration as we know itA decade ago, the iPhone was just a glimmer in a designer’s eye, and integration was a transformative concept in healthcare. The idea that we could improve patients’ health and extend their lives by addressing both their physical and behavioral health needs was unfamiliar to many—even revolutionary.

Today, we still have a long way to go in bringing integrated care to every community in America. But just as the rapid pace of technological change quickly makes your latest iPhone seem prehistoric, the pace of healthcare change has already made integration as we know it obsolete. Integrated care is being reinvented. And even those providers who were in the vanguard must now innovate to survive.

Read my article in Behavioral Healthcare to see four ways the future of integrated care looks nothing like the present.