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The Road to Patient-Centered and Economically Viable Healthcare Is Clear: Engage and Integrate your Existing Quality Workforce.

Healthcare organizations should commit to this goal without delay.

 

The healthcare industry is innovating and piloting multiple value-driven solutions but cannot achieve desired transformation without healthcare leaders, quality management and practitioners working together to improve efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery.

 

While value-based care models challenge healthcare organizations to thrive amid new and varied demands, one certainty is true: value-based care is here to stay. Healthcare in the United States must become economically sustainable. It cannot continue its pace toward 20 percent of U.S. GDP1 with key outcomes that are not improving and performance that falls below other countries that spend less.”2

Healthcare organizations should commit to a Quality Driven Healthcare model immediately, making use of existing resources by supporting and investing in their quality workforces to deliver on value-based goals.  

System executives must be aware of the defined competency set required to do quality work and they should leverage their healthcare quality staff within the healthcare systems and ensure their engagement with practitioners to optimize care. 

[1] Health spending is projected to grow 1.0 percentage point faster than Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per year over the 2017-2026 period; as a result, the health share of GDP is expected to rise from 17.9 percent in 2016 to 19.7 percent by 2026. https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/NationalHealthAccountsProjected.html

[2] https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2674671?redirect=true