Creating Space for Healthcare Innovators in the Marketplace

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Pioneer Institute’s initiatives in healthcare focus on three goals.  We promote price transparency, essential in containing costs and increasing access to care. We aim to put state programs like Medicaid on a more sustainable path and create flexibility so the programs provide higher-quality care and access to care, which too often outside greater Boston is not the case.

Pioneer’s third goal is to ensure that the market continues to benefit from innovation, whether in the delivery of healthcare services or in the development of new cures. Today, the Institute is pleased to submit testimony to the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Health in support of expanded access to oral care. The testimony focuses on why allowing dental therapists to practice at the top of their training will increase access to and contain the cost of dental services.

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Video: Pioneer Institute’s 11th annual Hewitt Healthcare Lecture, held on May 3, 2017, featured former Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center President and CEO

Paul F. Levy, who moderated a panel discussion on the changing face of the healthcare market and innovations to meet consumer demand. The distinguished panel included Dr. Tobias Barker, Chief Medical Officer of CVS MinuteClinic,

Fay Donohue, former CEO of Dentaquest and Delta Dental of Massachusetts,

Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, CEO of Iora Health, and Rob Graybill, Vice President of Vitals.

Related media appearances:  

WBUR CommonHealth: Telemedicine Helps Patients And Cuts Costs, But Mass. Is Far Behind
Boston Herald: Anthony: Health clinics serve aching need
CommonWealth magazine:  Op-ed: Getting to yes on MassHealth  

The Boston Globe: Why Boston and Mass. need more walk-in clinics
WBUR: Caution, Not Relief, In Mass. After Senate GOP Leaders Drop Health Care Bill
Taunton Daily Gazette: Guest Opinion: What Massachusetts should do in an ACA-altered world  

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