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In the Spotlight
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.
Building a Better Health Care System Post-COVID-19: Reducing Low-Value, Wasteful Care
The authors of this NEJM Catalyst article note that the upheaval in routine health care caused by the COVID-19 pandemic offers an unprecedented opportunity to significantly reduce low-value care with concurrent efforts from providers, health systems, payers, policymakers, employers, and patients.
Value-Based Care Must Value Black Lives
Centering value-based payment models and quality measures around health equity is one way in which payers and providers can take action and dismantle institutional racism. In this Health Affairs Blog post, the authors propose a three-step pathway to incorporate racial justice into value-based health care.