Tag Archives: patient-centered care

Measuring Value Based On What Matters To Patients: A New Value Assessment Framework

Despite the drive toward value-based health care reimbursement and patients’ ever increasing financial stake in their own health care treatment, many traditional value assessment tools fail to consider value from the patient’s perspective.

May 23, 2017

The Case For Patient-Centered Assessment Of Value

Any plan that is enacted, whether a full replacement of the ACA or “fine-tuning” of the law, will likely require that patients make decisions about what constitutes value. At least two things need to happen to help people meet this challenge.

May 8, 2017

How Person-Centered Is Your Health Care Organization?

As part of our efforts to transition our health care system toward value-based payment, we strongly support ensuring that new models of payment promote a person-centered care system that improves the care experience for patients and family caregivers.

August 30, 2016

A Patient-Centered Solution To Simultaneous Surgery

Until recently, the practice of concurrent, or simultaneous, surgery has largely been hidden from public knowledge. Revised guidelines from the American College of Surgeons responds to the public's unease with the practice, but it falls short in two crucial ways.

June 14, 2016

An Innovative Patient-Centered Total Joint Replacement Program

More than 1 million hip and knee replacements are performed each year, but despite the general success of replacements, approximately 20 percent of recipients of well-done replacements are unsatisfied. Blue Shield of CA has developed an innovative joint replacement program to address surgical...

March 28, 2016

When Health Policy Gets Personal

How does a health policy professional understand the flaws with our system and the need for genuinely promising approaches to innovation in health care, yet, find instances where he does not practice what he preaches?

March 21, 2016

English Developments In Value-Based Care: The Beginnings Of A Revolution?

English developments with value-based and ACO-like care in the NHS are less prevalent and much less well documented than in the US. Nevertheless, significant lessons are beginning to emerge, some of which may have relevance internationally.

March 16, 2016

A New Understanding Of Health System Performance For Older Adults

The number of people age 65 and older in the U.S. will almost double between 2012 and 2050. At the same time, payments are becoming more value-based. We have an opportunity to pay closer attention to the special needs that come with an aging population and redesign the system to address them.

March 14, 2016

New Health Care Symposium: Physicians And The New Health Care Industry—Benefits Of Generational Change

It would be a serious mistake to assume that medical professionalism and the expectations of the new health care industry are fundamentally incompatible, despite a few pessimistic, typically older voices. The people who will practice medicine in the future see the glass as half full.

March 1, 2016

Paying Providers For Value: The Path Forward (Update)

The release of the Alternative Payment Model (APM) Framework White Paper is an important milestone in the progress towards driving new and innovative health care payment models that promise to improve the quality and value of health care.

January 14, 2016