Talking healthcare with Bloomberg and Oscar Health

Russ DeVeau New York City Russell DeVeau #newyorkcityI was invited to last night’s Cornell Tech Bloomberg presentation by some pals from my TSI and IBM days.

I was interested in going because I have supported several health care and eHealth initiatives throughout my career to date and because I am paying close attention to health insurance issues and companies in the New York City area as I begin to shop for a new health insurance plan.

CEO Mario Schlosser  – who was interviewed by Bloomberg Anchor Scarlet Fu – gave an interesting overview on his company and talked about some of the challenges facing the insurance industry today.  He also offered his perspective on issues surrounding the future of healthcare. Technology innovation and costs related to healthcare were consistent themes.

I was impressed with the history of the company.  Schlosser is a good spokesperson and Fu is a pro at interviewing. It was fun to watch them interact because it looked like they were having fun together.

While I have heard some really good things about the company, Oscar Health doesn’t work for me right now mainly because my current doctors don’t participate in the plan. Even so, Oscar Health is a company I’ll keep an eye on as the U.S. and New York healthcare industries continue to evolve.

For those interested in potential New York City meeting and special event space, the Tech At Bloomberg meeting room at 731 Lexington Avenue is an impressive venue. – Russ DeVeau