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Value-based healthcare is steeped in technology and policy
This article is part of the Pulse issue of November 2017, Vol. 5, No. 6
Healthcare in the form of value-based care brings together an interesting mix of technology, government policy and medical know-how. I appreciate the foundations of value-based healthcare, which focuses on federal reimbursements for improving patient outcomes and will eventually replace the traditional fee-for-service setups. In other words, providers receive payment not for the amount of tests they order, but rather if a patient gets better. A good dose of customer service may be needed to make that happen. Some might label that patient engagement, a term very familiar to clinicians. I compare it loosely to guests at a hotel: They may pay for a room, linens and amenities, but they'll only come again if they're satisfied with their overall hotel experience. Likewise, patients will naturally prefer hospitals they know will make and keep them healthy. That brings us to technology's role in value-based healthcare, which is the focus of our November issue of Pulse. In many ways, the approach to this type of care is as much ...
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Features in this issue
As healthcare shifts from fee-for-service to value-based care, health systems and physician groups are using advanced technology to achieve better care at lower cost.
As hospitals begin to make the transition to value-based care, data scientists can help analyze patient trends that will lead to improved outcomes and better quality of care.
As hospitals begin to make the shift to a value-based care model, healthcare data analytics can detect patients with the highest risks and identify disease trends.
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Improving patient health outcomes through value-based approaches requires skills from physicians, analysis from technology pros and guidance from federal regulators.