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

Skills That Make or Break a Chief Quality Officer
In this Fierce Healthcare article, IHI Executive Director Dave Williams describes five key levers that make an effective CQO. He is faculty for IHI’s new Chief Quality Officer Professional Development Program that begins in June.

Health Systems Bypass Insurers by Contracting Directly with Employers
A Modern Healthcare article describes an example of direct-to-employer contracting for health care services, featuring the partnership between Adventist Health and Whole Foods’ employees in southern California.

Blended Accountability Model for Value-Based Programs
The authors of this Health Affairs Blog post suggest that, to drive true transformation, we must find complementary solutions that allow providers to participate in a variety of value-based arrangements.

To Address the Opioid Crisis, Build a Comprehensive National Framework
This Health Affairs Blog post calls for a comprehensive, national quality measurement framework to be able to examine the impact of and rapidly address the opioid epidemic in the US. You may also be interested in the IHI Virtual Expedition: Taking on the Opioid Crisis that begins February 28.

Do Hospitals Still Make Sense? The Case for Decentralization of Health Care
This NEJM Catalyst article explores the future of health care, which the authors advocate is moving care away from the trend of growing hospitals and hospital utilization and back into the home and community. Several successful models for doing this are discussed.


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