Quality, Cost, and Value

Our goal: Encourage, empower, and enable health care delivery systems to provide truly value-based care that ensures the best health care. We strive to call out and address disparities in health and health care wherever they exist. More >>

In the Spotlight

Two Studies Describe ACO Savings and Improvements
Two studies recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine show that, although gains from accountable care organizations (ACOs) are moderate, they increase with time and come from different approaches to providing accountable care. This Modern Healthcare article provides an overview and summary of the studies.

A Tale of Two Accountable Care Organizations
Despite the consensus that health care needs to shift from fee-for-service to value-based care models, no one has figured out the perfect solution, including ACOs. This Modern Healthcare article focuses on two ACOs that participated in the Medicare ACO program, with one organization dropping out of the program, highlighting both the potential and the pitfalls of the value-based experiment.

A Model for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices More Quickly
This NEJM Catalyst article discusses how Kaiser Permanente Southern California, a long-time IHI Strategic Partner, reviews high-quality published research and implements evidence-based practices on an accelerated track.

What Should Medical Students Know about New Care Models?
Medical school and residency programs haven’t been able to keep pace with incorporating new, rapidly-developing health care delivery models as learning tools in their curricula. This NEJM Catalyst video features Emme Deland of NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital and Dr. Jeffrey Balser of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as they discuss the current state of preparing medical students and residents to adjust to value-based payment models.


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