The Academy

The Consumer Co-Lab

A community for healthcare leaders emphasizing consumerism as a key strategic priority

As health systems work toward a consumer-oriented healthcare experience that patients value, The Health Management Academy (The Academy) has partnered with Cedar to launch The Academy-Cedar Consumer Co-Lab.

The Consumer Co-Lab brings together senior executives from the nation’s Leading Health Systems (LHS) to establish an experiential learning community for healthcare leaders who emphasize fostering consumerism as a strategic priority.

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Co-Lab Overview
Long-Term Consumer Vision

Inaugural event October 2022 followed by bi-annual events throughout 2023-2024.

Learnings Across Domains

These events include key stakeholders across the health system executive suite (e.g., strategy, operations, finance, digital health, marketing).

Partnering with Cedar

Cedar—named by Fierce Healthcare as one of the industry’s most innovative companies—will bring deep subject matter expertise, health tech capabilities, consumer insights, and best practices from consumer-centric industries to help health system executives push beyond the status quo. With products that span the consumer healthcare experience and as an existing member of six of The Academy’s executive convening programs, Cedar is well-positioned to think holistically about consumer strategies most responsive to the needs of the LHS executive suite. As a platform that enables patient-centric financial engagement across the care journey, Cedar brings a wealth of knowledge about leveraging data science, UX design, and personalization to foster impactful consumer engagement.

“As Leading Health Systems refine, design, and execute consumer-centric strategies, we are firm in our conviction that collaboration will be key to innovation. We are thrilled to launch the Consumer Co-Lab in partnership with Cedar and are humbled to bring forth another opportunity for health system leaders to work together on an urgent imperative, supporting one another from ideation to implementation at scale.” Renee DeSilva, CEO, The Academy
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The Academy and Cedar Partner to Launch The Consumer Co-Lab

Read the press release for more information about the vision for the Consumer Co-Lab

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