Empowering Value-Based Healthcare
Better health is inherently less expensive than poor health.
Better health is the goal, not more treatment.
How do we achieve value-based healthcare?
We're heading in the right direction. As the industry shifts from claims management to care management to value-based care, our solutions must evolve with it to lead the way and drive continuous improvement in value.
And that will take more than reducing waste and administrative savings. We must also focus on improving quality. Better quality will lead to better health outcomes and better outcomes to better health. Our goal must be to provide more value for consumers, while we drive down costs.
Incremental improvements won’t do it alone. It will take a fundamental restructuring of healthcare delivery. Patient-centric healthcare organized around medical conditions over the full cycle of care is now being called "value-based" care. Similar to an ACO, specialists, providers and services will focus on the coordination of care, optimizing the whole versus the parts.
Solutions companies can’t afford to stand still. They must continue to innovate and find ways to measure the cumulative success of multiple caregivers per medical condition. Further, care management will increasingly focus on engaging and educating consumers, and provide them with the tools to manage their own healthcare, just as they manage their bank accounts. Access to personal health information will be an "anywhere, anytime" requirement. Educated consumers will demand better value, and [just as in any industry] competition will drive results.