Looking for ways to advance your strategy on high-value care? Leaders from Stanford Medicine’s Clinical Excellence Research Center suggest focusing on three sets of care delivery attributes that set top performers apart: (1) thinking beyond the hospital stay; (2) cutting inefficiency, not safety; and (3) engaging the front-line team in improving the cost-effectiveness of needed care. The recommendations are included in the recently released Futurescan 2019-2024 report from the AHA’s Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development.
The researchers based their recommendations on the America’s Most Valuable Care Study, which was supported by the Peterson Center on Healthcare. The study used positive outlier research methods to identify bright spots among both large and small community hospitals that consistently deliver high-quality care at a low total per episode cost on measures used by private payers.
The Futurescan report offers a deeper dive on all three of these points and provides in-depth coverage of eight health care trends and their implications for hospitals and health systems. Issues covered in the report include: how hospitals and health systems can change the course of the opioid epidemic, digital health, biotechnology, value-based care, physician aggregation, governance, policy and regulation, and workforce. Futurescan also includes exclusive SHSMD survey data about many of these trends and how health care leaders see them unfolding over the next five years.
In addition, AHA members are invited to attend a free Futurescan: Leading Through Times of Change webinar that will be hosted by futurist Ian Morrison.