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In the Spotlight
Value-Based Care Alone Won’t Reduce Costs and Improve Patient Outcomes
Value-based health care often focuses solely on reimbursement models. This
Harvard Business Review
article makes the argument, however, that in order to truly decrease costs while improving quality, we also need to focus on social determinants of health. We need to reward physicians’ efforts for improving outcomes, and also provide patients with tools and resources to effectively engage in their care.Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Support Clinical Workflow
To date, clinicians have largely used information technology to guide clinical decision making, yet there are many opportunities to also leverage artificial intelligence to support critical clinical workflow. This NEJM Catalyst article focuses on how health care organizations can leverage the flood of data and information coming out of today’s technology.Unneeded Medical Tests Are Wasteful — and Can Cause Harm
Doctors routinely order tests on hospital patients that are unnecessary and wasteful — and these tests and procedures have also been known to increase harm to patients. This
Kaiser Health News
article discusses what a few California-based hospitals and health care systems are doing to address this issue.Leading Quality Improvement During the Volume-to-Value Transition
As the US health care system makes the transition from fee-for-service to value-based payment, many are wondering how to lead quality improvement during these changing times. This NEJM Catalyst article outlines four organizing principles to help quality leaders support their organizations in the transformation from volume to value.