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3 possible ways to get over value-based-care obstacles

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This Medical Economics article by Thomas J. Van Gilder, M.D., chief medical officer and vice president for informatics and analytics of Transcend Insight, provides possible ways to get over three value-based-care obstacles, which are listed as:

“Physicians are missing relevant data.”

“Tedious reporting requirements clash with physician training and expertise.”

“Physicians lack comprehensive point-of-care tools.”

Dr. Van Gilder concludes:

“As we transition to a new and better system under value-based care, there are bound to be bumps along the way. There is a risk that the shift will increase the paperwork (or ‘clickwork’) burden—at least in the beginning. Initially, as new systems are implemented, efficiency may not increase as much as expected.

“But before writing off the need or avoiding making the effort to change, we need to realize that not every physician or group will settle upon the same model. In addition, there are a growing number of solutions to fit the different sizes and shapes of healthcare delivery.

“With change comes new beginnings, and we have a tremendous opportunity to ease the transition and ultimately reduce the paperwork burden reduce the reporting burden, and even reduce or improve the documentation burden. 

“If we align incentives so that everyone is working towards mutually agreed upon goals, then the journey becomes less one of measurement and more one of innovation and clinical autonomy. We can lighten the load and, in doing so, liberate all care team members to focus on doing what they do best: delivering high-quality, value-based care.”

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