Moving from Volume to Value at IHI National Forum

December 10-13, 2017
Orlando, FL

Moving from Volume to Value is a featured topic at the 2017 National Forum, with topic-related sessions offered in a special track.

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

Improving Care for High-Need Patients
This JAMA article discusses how transforming care for high-need patients could be a promising approach to addressing rising health care costs. The article mentions The Playbook, a compendium of resources on better care for high-need patients, developed by IHI in partnership with five foundations.

Why Medicaid Is Best Suited to Address Both Health Care and Social Needs
As the debate continues about if and how to amend, repeal, or replace the Affordable Care Act, the discussion often includes suggestions to revise Medicaid programs. This Health Affairs Blog post makes the case that Medicaid programs are leaders in addressing both health care and social needs.

Controlling the Cost of Medicaid
When it comes to US health care policy reform, this NEJM Catalyst article makes the plea that “Medicaid-reform proposals should be grounded in the realities of this complex and frequently misunderstood program.” The greatest benefit to patients and the public would come from recognizing the program’s successes and weaknesses, and tailoring policy proposals that align with the true needs of the Medicaid population.

Redesigning Care for High-Need Patients
This Health Affairs Blog post makes the argument that redesigning care for “high-need patients” is an underrecognized but crucial component to achieving health care reform. This post details some potential solutions as well as real world examples. For more information on this topic, visit IHI’s resources for Improving Care for People with Complex Health and Social Needs.

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