As a panelist at the World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C., in April, Christiana Care President and CEO Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, talked about approaches to business success in a value-based payment model. She also was interviewed for a conference video on Christiana Care’s value-based approach to delivering expert, respectful health care.
“What’s really exciting,” said Dr. Nevin, “is that people can be healthier – there’s a way to care for them that’s value-based, that’s comprehensive, that’s different, that fundamentally will improve the quality of their life.”
She told the panel, which was moderated by Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor of U.S. News & World Report, that a value-based approach to care means being available to people when they are sick and also keeping people well, allowing them to lead the lives they want to live in a way that is successful for them with care that is also affordable. The current volume-based payment model for health care is “transactional,” she said.
“Value-based care gets us into a conversation that’s more about the holistic approach to care for a patient over a year, for example, or over their lifetime. As we pay attention to medical issues, we are also paying attention to psychosocial issues. A system of care that really helps patients address behavioral health issues and social determinants of health allows them then to pay more attention to the medical issues.”
Joining Dr. Nevin on the World Health Care Congress panel were Robert Fortini, MSN, RN, vice president and chief clinical officer, Bon Secours Medical Group; Randy Oostra, D.M., president and chief executive officer, ProMedica Health System; and Robert Wyllie, M.D., chief medical operating officer, Cleveland Clinic.