This has a strange sound of somewhat promoting medical tourism and other potential resources outside the US, since the first area to be given attention is listed as “cost’… but that’s nothing new from the insurance side of things. BD
PHILADELPHIA--( BUSINESS WIRE )--CIGNA is supporting a program that is searching the world for solutions to improving health care. The Global Knowledge Exchange Network (GKEN) was created through an unrestricted grant from the CIGNA Foundation to the Wye River Group on Healthcare (WRGH), a non-partisan group known as a catalyst for constructive health care change. Initially, this three-year program will bring together leaders from government, health care, business, philanthropy and academia to discuss and advance better practices in health care among industrialized nations.
The CIGNA Foundation’s one million dollar contribution to create the GKEN underscores CIGNA's commitment to helping to shape the future of affordable, quality health care.
Through this work, the GKEN will explore health care systems around the world to discover what works well and why, and will examine how to replicate successful models that address health care challenges and improve health care quality. Issues to be considered include cost, delivery, administration, public health and the workforce.