Value Management, Waste, and Flow

​​​​Our goal: Encourage, empower, and enable health care delivery systems to optimally use their resources to deliver better outcomes for patients and achieve financial sustainability. More >>

In the Spotlight

Solving Quality Problems and Reducing Costs with Value Management
Value management is unlike other efforts to cut health care costs. Its aim is to reduce costs of care while improving quality. A recent IHI Blog post describes how Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar is implementing a value management approach developed by IHI in partnership with the NHS Highland Raigmore Hospital in Scotland.

Health Equity Should Be a Key Value in Value-Based Payment and Delivery Reform
Value-based payment (VBP) structures have the potential to reduce health disparities and, during the pandemic, health care organizations with VBP models have had greater flexibility to effectively pivot their care delivery. This Health Affairs Blog post outlines three strategies for payers and providers to embrace health equity in VBP design and implementation.

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.