The Employer-Led Health Care Revolution
The “Big Idea” section of the July-August issue of the Harvard Business Review features a new article co-authored by IHI Executive Director of Innovation, Lindsay Martin. “The Employer-Led Health Care Revolution” describes Intel's use of Lean improvement methods to manage the quality and cost of its health care suppliers. Martin and co-authors Patricia MacDonald, Intel’s Vice President of Human Resources, and Dr. Robert Mecklenburg, Medical Director of Virginia Mason’s Center for Health Care Solutions, detail how a collaboration with Virginia Mason Medical Center enabled Intel to leverage its commitment to Lean and continuous quality improvement to take the lead in collaborating with local providers to improve health and lower costs for both employees and the local population. Martin also led IHI's research into employer-driven redesign of health care, which identified Intel’s Healthcare Marketplace Collaborative model as a stand-out in terms of its results and potential to be replicated.