When the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a nationwide smoke-free policy for all public housing locations, the Anthem Foundation realized there was an opportunity to support an important health effort and partnered with the American Lung Association to provide programs and resources.
As a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, I was trained to understand the impact that a team of high performing individuals can have on outcomes in care delivery. Each member of the team brought subject matter expertise and personal commitment that drove superior results. The same is true in the case of value-based population health.
In early March, heath care leaders from around the world met in Las Vegas for the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference to discuss the latest advances and trends in healthcare technology events like HIMSS provide important platforms for healthcare stakeholders to collaborate, build partnerships, and share successes happening through the care delivery system.
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The traditional fee-for-service model of healthcare delivery has made way in recent years for new, value-based payment models that incentivize quality over quantity. We’re in the midst of a shift across the industry to value-based reimbursement agreements that put the consumer at the center of the financial equation and incentivize high-quality care.
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The United States is one of the most developed countries in the world and yet it ranks poorly in many measures of maternal and child health.