Ochsner, AJMC® partner for conference on value-based care on July 25 in New Orleans  

Organized through The American Journal of Managed Care’s Institute for Value-Based Medicine, the conference will offer sessions that explain value-based care and discuss innovative programs that advance value-based care. In addition, the conference includes a review of Louisiana’s health rankings and the Healthy State strategic plan.

UH authors ‘design for value’ to improve patient and physician experience for referrals

A new paper describes how a framework called “designing for value” was used to re-imagine the referral system of patients from primary care doctors to psychiatrists. The results seems to be an improved experience for patients, primary care doctors, and psychiatrists who participated in the model.

COVID-19 Care is (Mostly) Free to Patients. Should Other Vital Care Be Too?

This spring health insurance companies, large employers, and state and federal governments, pivoted rapidly to make COVID-19 tests, treatments and even future vaccines free, or nearly free, for the people covered by their plans. A team that has worked for years to make the same true for other types of care says this is a crucial time to expand that effort.

Mount Sinai Health System Appoints Niyum Gandhi as New Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Gandhi, who has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer at Mount Sinai since 2015, succeeds Donald Scanlon, who will step down from his position later this year and will assist with the transition.

Healthcare Innovators Focus on ‘Quality as a Business Strategy’ – Update from Journal of Healthcare Quality

Despite two decades of effort – targeting care processes, outcomes, and most recently the value of care – progress has been slow in closing the gap between quality and cost in the US healthcare system. It’s time for a new approach focusing on healthcare quality as a business strategy, according to a special issue of the Journal for Healthcare Quality (JHQ), the peer-reviewed journal of the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.