Insignia Health has come up with a clever idea for the acute health care market.
Instead of having everyone operate using the convenient but clearly mistaken assumption that all people are about as likely to take care of themselves and their bills, or, conversely, using the popular but politically incorrect assumption that “those other people are a bunch of shiftless deadbeats,” Insignia Health has come up with a Patient Activation Measure (PAM) evaluation system.
The company sells a short survey to state health plan operators and other clients. The clients can use the survey to give plan enrollees a PAM score, or a score summarizing enrollees’ ability to manage their day-to-day lives.
Think about how useful a life management scoring system like that could be for folks involved with long-term care insurance sales and client retention.
The PAM score would, in a sense, be a measure of how well people who live in the community do at performing the activities of daily commercial living.