The US spends more than $200 billion a year on unnecessary care. What if patients could tell you their stories about their experiences on avoidable care delivery? They did just that at this year's Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit. (The next Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit will be November 5-7, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.) The Strangers Project, an interactive and ever growing collection of anonymous journal entries recently gathered for publication into a new book, "What's Your Story?" was onsite at this year's Summit to gather, display, and shine a light on personal stories from all over the world on inappropriate healthcare.
And, Dr. Marty Makary, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Jeffrey Farber, SVP of Population Health at Mt. Sinai, and Niyum Gandhi EVP, Chief Population Health Officer at Mount Sinai Health System, discussed what it might take to change physician behavior and how Practicing Wisely, a compelling initiative led by Oliver Wyman Partner, Jim Fields, is helping increase visibility into physician practice patterns.