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The Continued Pursuit of Value in Healthcare

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In his role as the general manager of Value-Based Care for IBM Watson Health and president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics, Mike Boswood has attained a unique and informed perspective on the continued pursuit of value in U.S. healthcare.

“A number of initiatives that began under the ACA have shown the kinds of results that transcend politics and will keep the focus on value over volume,” says Boswood in an opinion piece published by Modern Healthcare on October 24, 2017.

Boswood goes on to offer data to support his above statement, touching on issues ranging from value-based benefit design, to bundled payments, to readmission rates, to hospital-acquired conditions. He also discusses hospital performance in these domains: clinical, financial, efficiency, and the customer perception of care.

He closes this opinion piece with his thoughts about the impact that politics and other barriers to change will have on the ability of patients, providers, payers and employers to thrive.

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