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Marrying lean strategies AND value-based care

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CEO David J. Bailey, M.D., CEO of Nemours Children’s Health System, writes that while value-based care is essential to achieve better patient medical outcomes, new payment models on their own aren’t enough. Nemours runs hospitals and clinics in Middle Atlantic states and Florida.

Dr. Bailey concludes:
“The changes necessary to transform the health of any population are simple: Embed healthful behaviors from birth, reward care efforts for outcomes rather than volume, and provide patients with the ability and tools to truly engage in their own health. But implementation is exceedingly complex. We believe that value-based care, implemented using lean principles and in conjunction with an ongoing, community-wide effort to address social determinants of health, can reduce health spending and deliver on the promise of better health, for children and for all.”

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