Value Management, Waste, and Flow

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In the Spotlight

E-Consult Innovation: A Model to Enhance Adoption and Improve Care
Leaders at HealthPartners wanted to create a middle ground between informal, undocumented “curbside consultations” between primary and specialty clinicians and full-rate, face-to-face consultations between patient and specialist. Over two years, a team of stakeholders examined the e-consult concept and created a model that would address clinician concerns while improving access to care for patients.

Why COVID-19 Makes Achieving Optimal Patient Flow More Important Than Ever
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the need for hospitals to rapidly expand their capacity and capability to meet the needs of acutely ill individuals needing to be hospitalized. Ensuring timely patient care in the right location with the right clinical team by improving hospital-wide flow has never been more important.

Value Management: Increase Teamwork While Reducing Costs
Lenox Hill Hospital, part of the Northwell Health system, is the first organization to work on value management with IHI in the United States. This IHI Blog post shares some of their early learning and how working on value management has improved teamwork in their surgical ICU.

Responding to COVID-19: Switching to Virtual Care Delivery
This National Center for Complex Care blog post discusses the need to redesign services to address the emerging needs that the pandemic has indirectly created for individuals with complex health and social needs. Existing operations need to quickly pivot to dramatically reduce in-person interactions, and new collaborations are necessary to inform, support, and deliver these interventions.

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