Healthcare Disruptors: Improving Care for the Elderly
For an older gentleman in a wheelchair, it took three buses, an hour-and-a-half journey, and an hour-long wait once he finally arrived at his primary care physician's office to complete a 10-minute visit.
In the end, the appointment didn't even require a physical examination.
Unfortunately, his story is not uncommon in today's healthcare system, but it is a narrative that Sachin Jain, MD, is trying to change. Jain, former CEO of CareMore Health and Aspire Health who recently transitioned to SCAN Health Plan, is a leader in innovative care delivery models. Much of his work involves frail and elderly patients, and revolves around providing holistic, preventive care.