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5 Initial Steps to Move From Volume-Based to Value-Based Healthcare

Purpose

Key Questions: How to start thinking about value? What is the best way to make these changes? 

Most experts agree that the healthcare industry is in the midst of a transition from volume-based to value-based healthcare, but the process of changing a deeply ingrained culture of fee-for-service is still unclear. Hospitals can start transitioning to a value-based culture now by changing the way physicians interact with patients and each other and dissecting healthcare processes to eliminate waste. This article highlights five ways hospitals can start thinking in terms of value rather than volume.

Contents

  • Improve communication around hand-offs
  • Call patients after discharge
  • Look at long-term value as well as day-to-day needs
  • Eliminate non-value-added care
  • Encourage patients to make better decisions about their health
Contact Person/Organization: 

Rachel Fields, Becker's Hospital Review

Type of Tool:

Publication Date: 
2012
Videos: 

“Measured Outcomes: A Future View of Value-Based Healthcare”

Surviving Value-Based Purchasing in Healthcare