In this Bloomberg podcast, Susan DeVore, CEO of Premier, Inc., a healthcare-improvement company, discusses the outlook for the Affordable Care Act and hospitals. She says that health system data-sharing will be essential.
To hear her, please hit this link.
“You can always rely on America to do the right thing, once it has exhausted the alternatives.”
— Winston Churchill
Some very big payers and providers have joined in the Healthcare Transformation Task Force formed to push faster toward the “Triple Aim” of better patient care, better patient outcomes (which you’d think would follow from the better care) and reduced, or at least more controlled, costs. They include Partners HealthCare, Heritage Provider Network, Dignity Health and Premier Inc.
Members seek to move three-quarters of their business into value-based models and away from the unsustainable fee-f0r-service model that threatens to bankrupt America. The fee-for-service models reminds us of “cost-plus” Defense Department contracts.
HCTTF members include six of top U.S. 15 health systems and four of the top 25 payers.