Key Takeaways from Value Improvement 2018

We welcomed an outstanding group of innovators and thought leaders to Boston’s Battery Wharf Hotel for Avant-garde Health’s fourth annual Value Improvement Summit. The two-day event consisted of presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions focused on driving change and value in health care. Here are just a handful of our key takeaways.

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Innovation in Health Care IT

The transformation of health care to a value-based model of care has allowed for the rise of smaller, more agile health care IT platforms that can respond to niche needs introduced by alternative payment and care delivery models as noted in a new Healthcare Informatics article.

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The Bottom Line

A newly published article in Renal and Urology explores the evidence-based tactics used to increase revenue and shares insights from Avant-garde Health Founder and CEO Derek Haas and references an additional article he co-authored in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Thoughts on Bundled Payments

Amol Navathe, a professor of medicine and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and contributor to the development of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) hip and knee bundled payments, recently discussed the successes of this model on the Knowledge@Wharton podcast.

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NYT: Medical Mystery

An article this week in the New York Times entitled “Medical Mystery: Something Happened to U.S. Health Spending After 1980” shines a light on rising health care costs and the suggested reasons why America is dealing with escalating challenge.

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