The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) represents 61,000 individual members, 640 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations. Their mission is better health through information technology (IT). And this week, they’re hosting the largest health IT conference in the world – 45,000+ – in Las Vegas!
Dr. Kaplan, Founder/CEO of BuildMyBod Health will be speaking during one of the educational sessions on the topic of “Price Transparency: Bringing Healthcare Providers to the Table.” This will give him his largest audience yet to discuss how price transparency in healthcare can benefit all parties involved: consumers get the out-of-pocket pricing information they’re looking for and providers receive patient leads in return.
BuildMyBod Health Price Transparency at HIMSS16
While this level of price transparency is already a reality through the BuildMyBod Health platform, audience members will be able to see real-time examples of how this works across the healthcare spectrum – not just in the cosmetic space. With the increasing numbers of consumers with high-deductible health plans, there’s really no difference between someone getting a breast augmentation vs a full-body MRI or colonoscopy. They’re both paying thousands of dollars out of pocket so it’s only natural for a consumer to locate the highest quality healthcare provider that is within the patient’s budget.
The BuildMyBod Health platform now boasts over 150 healthcare providers including radiology facilities, bariatric surgeons, dermatologists, concierge primary care, dentists, plastic surgeons, labs and ObGyn’s to name a few of the participating fields. In addition to the ability to check specific pricing on specific procedures from specific doctors at specific facilities, the platform also allows consumers to purchase non-surgical services online! Finally, we have the Amazon of healthcare!
To check pricing on healthcare services from a doctor near you, click here.
Click here for the original blog post written by Dr. Jonathan Kaplan for BuildMyBod.