Creating a Collaborative Healthcare Ecosystem

November 17, 2017  |  Best Practice

1. Increase the Number of Insured

Build central, consistent messaging that continuously encourages residents to seek out any and all healthcare insurance options in new and novel ways.

2. Increase the Number of Annual Exams

Deliver central, consistent messaging that continuously encourages residents to seek out preventative care through annual exams which are important for certain screenings and early signs of chronic diseases.

3. Reduce Unnecessary ER Visits

Help residents understand when to use emergency rooms versus urgent care facilities versus a primary care provider.

4. Help Educate Patients

Through consistent, easy-to-understand messaging, build a base of residents that are more informed, engaged, and literate healthcare consumers.

5. Increase Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration

Communicate with other providers around what programs are available by coordinating messaging, collaborating to eliminate redundancies and fill gaps, and devoting the appropriate resources to fill gaps.


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Joseph Gaspero

CEO & Co-Founder at CHI

Joshua Limp

Senior Project Manager at CHI



The State of Healthcare in Aurora

Joseph Gaspero is the CEO and Co-Founder of CHI. He is a healthcare executive, strategist, and researcher. He co-founded CHI in 2009 to be an independent, objective, and interdisciplinary research and education institute for healthcare. Joseph leads CHI’s research and education initiatives focusing on including patient-driven healthcare, patient engagement, clinical trials, drug pricing, and other pressing healthcare issues. He sets and executes CHI’s strategy, devises marketing tactics, leads fundraising efforts, and manages CHI’s Management team. Joseph is passionate and committed to making healthcare and our world a better place. His leadership stems from a wide array of experiences, including founding and operating several non-profit and for-profit organizations, serving in the U.S. Air Force in support of 2 foreign wars, and deriving expertise from time spent in industries such as healthcare, financial services, and marketing. Joseph’s skills include strategy, management, entrepreneurship, healthcare, clinical trials, diversity & inclusion, life sciences, research, marketing, and finance. He has lived in six countries, traveled to over 30 more, and speaks 3 languages, all which help him view business strategy through the prism of a global, interconnected 21st century. Joseph has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When he’s not immersed in his work at CHI, he spends his time snowboarding backcountry, skydiving, mountain biking, volunteering, engaging in MMA, and rock climbing.