|Three Health Care Tsunamis are Driving Disruptive Innovation
By Phil Kalin, CIVHC President & CEO
|There is broad consensus from stakeholders that our current dysfunctional system needs to change dramatically to reach the Triple Aim objectives of better health, better care and lower costs. Making the transformation happen is the difficult part. At CIVHC, we find it useful to remind stakeholders across Colorado that efforts need to be informed by three "tsunamis of change" which we believe will alter the landscape of health care over the next decade.
- Financial Instability. We are on a fiscal cliff. As a country, we are out of money and the majority of our public health care costs are being financed through debt. It's unsustainable and we are kidding ourselves to think that we will continue to push off the hard choices in health care or other areas paid for by government.
- Availability of Data. The growth of data is exponential and the ability to use it for predictive modeling...
|Aligning Delivery and Payment Reform for Maximum Impact
By Edie Sonn, CIVHC VP of Strategic Planning
|As one looks at the efforts to transform health care delivery and payment in Colorado, two overwhelming impressions emerge. The first is the sheer quantity of innovation underway in our state. To see what I mean, look at CIVHC's Inventory of Payment Reform and Delivery Redesign Strategies and the graphic that accompanies it. While we've done our best to be comprehensive, we know we've left important initiatives off these documents (and please contact us if yours is missing). But even our non-exhaustive list requires nearly two dozen pages to describe.