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VHA Whole Health System diagram

Care Redesign

Finding the Cause of the Crises: Opioids, Pain, Suicide, Obesity, and Other “Epidemics”

Until we redesign our health care system to address our patients’ personal determinants of health, we will continue to inadequately address our multiple chronic disease crises.

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Care Redesign

Using Quality to Shine a Light on Homebound Care

How two thought leaders in the fields of home-based medical care, geriatrics, and palliative medicine advanced a quality-of-care agenda for homebound adults.

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New Marketplace

Promoting Interoperability: Roles for Commercial Payers

Interoperability is a business imperative for enhancing value in health care, and providers and payers must collaboratively meet the demands for data exchange.

Action Steps for Risk-Share Contracts for Medical Devices

Leadership

Challenges and Best Practices for Health Systems to Consider When Implementing Risk-Share Contracts for Medical Devices

When done right, value-based contracting for medical devices can ameliorate shrinking margins at health systems, leading to a virtuous circle.

Health Systems Attending the Nudge Units in Health Care Symposium - Penn Medicine

Patient Engagement

Key Insights on Launching a Nudge Unit within a Health Care System

Leaders are finding that making higher-value choices easier through subtle changes to choice architecture can have an outsized impact on medical decision-making.

Health Care Snapshot - Chinese Health Care and U.S. Health Care

New Marketplace

Perspective from the East: Health Care in China

Context is the key to understanding China’s health care system and its emphasis on population health.

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New Marketplace

Digital Health Care in China: Benefits and Pitfalls

China’s experience offers insights for integrating digital and non-digital health care services.

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New Marketplace

Disrupting the Payment Model

We should modernize our payment mechanisms to reflect the reality of our digitally enabled lives.

Percentage of Patients Choosing a Reference-Based Pricing Facility for Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery - 2008-2012 - value-based benefit designs

New Marketplace

The Evidence for High-Value Benefit Designs

Innovative models are showing promise, but limited transparency and peer-reviewed research hamper expansion.

New Evidence on Stemming Low-Value and Overprescribing - Nudgind Physicians Toward Better Prescribing Practices

New Marketplace

New Evidence on Stemming Low-Value Prescribing

New research suggests that deploying strong and surprising messages could help to address overprescribing of opioids and other drugs.

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