Quality, Cost, and Value

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In the Spotlight

Payment Designed for People: Primary Care Outcomes Model
A NEJM Catalyst article describes a reimbursement model that seeks to better align incentives for primary care physicians and maximize gains in achieving the Triple Aim. The authors worked with a payer to co-design the model.

Survey on Transitioning to Value-Based Payment Models
This article in NEJM Catalyst provides an overview of the current state of the health care field’s transition from fee-for-service to value-based payment models.

Framework for Effective Board Governance of Health System Quality
A new IHI White Paper presents an actionable framework that articulates the core processes needed for effective board governance of all dimensions of health system quality, an assessment tool, and support guides for three central knowledge areas for trustee oversight of quality.

Personas of Leadership in Value-Based Care
As more health care organizations shift toward value-based models of care delivery, there is a need for strong leadership to drive these system-wide changes. A NEJM Catalyst article describes four “personas” that can help foster the development of necessary leadership characteristics.

The Essential Role of Patient-Centered Registries in an Era of EHRs
This NEJM Catalyst article argues that smartly designed registries such as the Function and Outcomes Research for Comparative Effectiveness in Total Joint Replacement (FORCE-TJR) database can overcome the shortcomings of institutional electronic health records (EHRs) and complement EHR data for the purposes of quality and value monitoring and comparative outcomes research.

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