Returning guest, Christoph Dankert, SVP of Provider Partnerships at Carrum Health, which offers surgical and cancer care for employee-sponsored health benefits discusses how Centers of Excellence (COEs) are increasingly becoming the top strategy for employers to give their employees access to top-quality care at the most affordable cost and how the data is proving higher survival rates and cost savings per cancer episode for employer customers. Carrum also just announced a partnership with Grail, a benefit option for self-insured employers to provide an early detection test for more than 50 types of cancer. An early diagnosis increases the likelihood of survival and also reduces the cost of care for both patient and employer.
Christoph blends a computer science academic background with 10 years’ experience as a healthcare consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton/ Booz & Co and PwC Strategy, working with large payers, health systems and other industry players on strategy development and operational efficiency improvement. He also spent time as an analyst at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Access Initiative in Africa and completed his MBA. Fueled by the desire to drive change in healthcare that is hindered by bureaucracy and big legacy players, he joined Carrum Health to build a marketplace solution, support clinicians and arm people with the tools they need to manage their own care.