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Tuesday, 07 January 2014

Value based healthcare - the new normal


A new report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Healthcare division examines the transition of healthcare toward a value-based environment. This according to the EIU may hold the answer to streamlining of healthcare provision that will make the dual aims of good health and universal access possible.

“Succeeding in a value-based environment” explores how value-based health, or the maximizing of health outcomes over cost, is evolving globally. The report examines its impact on the health market, both on the supply and demand side and outlines practical steps and advice on business model innovations for providers, payors, suppliers and investors to thrive in the future.

Key conclusions include:

-          Value-based healthcare is enabled by a data-driven, evidence-based approach, which can significantly reduce inefficiencies in traditional health systems

-          Global rates of adoption for value-based practices differ significantly with the UK, Germany and the US leading the way.

-          Emerging economies can get a head start in streamlining costs against outcome, by “baking in” the concepts of value-based healthcare as a central organising feature from day one.

-          Stakeholders from payors, providers, suppliers and investors need to adapt their business models to stay ahead of the curve as the trend takes hold, through identifying and pursuing growth markets and adapting to new value based rules.

“Value-based health is here to stay”; commented Dr Vivek Muthu, Managing Director, EIU Healthcare. “Those who ignore or fail to implement a value-based strategy do so at their peril. It requires a refocus, a mind-set shift that begins with an acknowledgement that any action in healthcare must improve outcomes for the individual patient and also for the health system as a whole.”

For more details download the free report “Succeeding in a value-based environment” at  http://pages.eiu.com/2014JanSucceedinginVBH.html



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