Value Assessment 2.0

Value is a matter of perspective, and no patient is average. As stakeholders across healthcare struggle with and refine the process of determining value, differing perspectives will trigger fierce debate, with some arguing that cost-effectiveness analysis should never have a place in a value-based health system. But it would be a mistake to completely disregard…

Friday Links

Will 1 in 4 of Earthlings soon be obese? How quickly do patients need physicians follow-ups after hospitalization? Is there adverse selection in California’s individual health insurance market? Does continuity of care matter?  An example in home health. Success at BC/BS value-based care program?

Value of Innovation Workshop

This weekend, one of the biggest conferences in medicine is taking place: the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Conference.  On June 1, just prior to the conference commencing , I participated in an interesting half-day workshop in Chicago centered around better understanding of the value of innovation in oncology. The workshop was sponsored by…