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6/26/2014

Moving Patients from Healthcare Bystanders to Engaged Consumers

“Engaged” patients don’t just happen. Patient engagement requires an active provider organization (practice), an active health system, and an active community. It is misleading to think that we can achieve the level of patient engagement necessary to truly impact our quality and financial goals without a systematic approach. Read More

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6/26/2014

Overcoming Skepticism with Public Reporting: A Real Life Example

Many consumers are skeptical of CINs/ACOs because they are largely unproven. Public reporting to demonstrate services and value can be used to counter this skepticism. Last month we saw a real life example as Texas Health Resources (THR) unveiled its quality metrics. The initial data released includes 15 quality indicators composed of about 200 clinical metrics. THR cited the following benefits of public reporting: Patients and families are provided

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6/26/2014

The Value of Integrated Strategies

The goal of value-based insurance design is to get more out of the healthcare dollar by removing barriers to primary care and increasing the effectiveness of coordinated care. It is a value purchasing strategy, not simply a low-cost purchasing strategy. The patient-centered medical home is certainly an initial step in this process, but just as important is value-based insurance design that aligns outcomes-driven, evidence-based care with financial incentives. Value-based

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6/17/2014

Innovative Joint Venture and Other Collaborative Models for Health Services

Jim McCoy, WayPoint Managing Director, participated in a panel discussion on Innovative Joint Venture and Other Collaborative Models for Health Services at May’s Healthcare Dealmakers Conference in Dallas. The panel explored what providers are doing, their motivations and relevant options when moving into this new territory. Following are some of Jim’s key takeaways: New or emerging physician-led clinical process improvement initiatives must be merged and aligned with the traditional

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