McDonald PA, Mecklenburg RS, Martin LA. The employer-led health care revolution. Harvard Business Review. 2015 Jul-Aug:33-50.
This article describes Intel's use of Lean improvement methods to manage the quality and cost of its health care suppliers. Engaging Virginia Mason Medical Center in this work, Intel's Healthcare Marketplace Collaborative model holds potential for employers, with their large purchasing power, to take the lead in securing better health for local populations and lowering costs for employees and companies alike. Co-author Lindsay Martin, IHI Executive Director of Innovation, led IHI's research into employer-driven redesign of health care, including Intel's approach, which stood out in terms of its results and potential to be replicated.