The newly announced CEO's philosophy is nearly indistinguishable from Quizzify’s:
“Virtually every family in the country, the research indicates, has been subject to overtesting and overtreatment in one form or another. The costs appear to take thousands of dollars out of the paychecks of every household each year…Millions of people are receiving drugs that aren’t helping them, operations that aren’t going to make them better, and scans and tests that do nothing beneficial for them, and often cause harm.”
We recommend reading Dr. Gawande’s article "Overkill" to get an even deeper sense of how he views healthcare.
By educating employees on this very topic, Quizzify achieves exactly what Dr. Gawande is describing. It’s not enough to implore doctors not to overmedicalize their patients. The patients themselves must be made aware that, as we often say, "just because it’s healthcare doesn’t mean it’s good for you."
"Quizzify could not have asked for a better validation of our mission," notes Al Lewis, Quizzify’s CEO. "We look forward to helping many more employees become wiser consumers of healthcare. Wiser employees make healthier choices, and healthier choices save money."