Value-based care: better care, better health, lower costs. (n.d.). The Health System. Retrieved March 6, 2017
This is a great article that majorly focusses on value-based healthcare delivery model and it describes what value-based delivery model means and entails and goes further to explain in details the four types of value-based delivery model, which are Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Patient-Centered Medical Home(PCMH), Pay for Performance (P4P) and Bundled Payments. Value-based healthcare delivery model is a solution that is emerging and it aims at addressing the healthcare costs that keep on rising and to make it cheaper and easier for people to find the care they need. In this model, hospitals and their doctors get payments for keeping people healthy and for ensuring the health of chronic diseases patients gets to improve in an evidence-based approach and a cost effective manner. The article further explains that this value-based model is designed around and for patients, who in the end benefit from a team concerned with coordination of their health and give the correct information to help them get the right care across our healthcare system. All individual patient needs are met by the medical care teams whether they be chronic, acute or preventive. The article concludes that whatever the value-based model you choose, all of them aim at delivering better health in a more affordable way. Moreover, the way a value-based care will look depends on what approach the doctors and healthcare systems take in its implementation. Some of the models are very visible while others are invisible and therefore you may get care under one of these models and never even know that you have. I therefore find this article very descriptive on my topic of interest and is gives very vital information that I need for my research paper.
The Medical Home Model of Care. (september 2012). Health. Retrieved March 6, 2017, from http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/the-medical-home-model-of-care.aspx
This article is authored by the National Conference of State Legislatures and was last updated in September 2012 meaning it is up to date and contains information that can be relied on. It focusses majorly on the Medical Home Model of healthcare that offers one method of transforming the healthcare delivery system. It further explains that medical homes can lower costs while improving on the efficiency and quality of the healthcare services via an innovative approach in delivering a comprehensive and patient-oriented medical care. It is also called the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and is designed to meet patient needs and its aim is improving patient access to medical care e.g. through extension of office hours and increased communication between patients and medical care providers via telephone and mail, increase coordination in medical care and enhance overall medical care quality. All these should happen while at the same time reducing costs. PCMH relies on a team of medical care providers such as nurses, pharmacists, and physicians, who are tasked to meet all the healthcare needs of their patients. The article further explains that from the various researches and studies that have been done, they show that medical home improves both physical and behavioral health, access to social services that are community based and chronic conditions management. Since the article has been authored by a state agency that has done intense research on the topic presented here, I can rely on it to form part of the content of my paper as the source is reliable. Therefore, this article will be of great help and importance to me in writing my research paper.
Davis, J. R. (2000). Managed care systems and emerging infections: challenges and opportunities for strengthening research, surveillance and prevention: workshop summary. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
The author of this book has done a thorough research and study on managed health care delivery and came to find out that as the health care systems of the nation keep on evolving and are being restructured, the managed care organizations are most likely to cause major effects both on health care delivery and also other aspects of public health. For instance, these organizations have a high potential of spearheading the fight against diseases which are infectious in terms of research, prevention and treatment and this is likely to bring huge improvements in the health status of the community at large. The author also found out that in as much as the managed health care organizations have so many benefits to people, they can be a barrier to efficient collaboration between the public health society and the managed care organizations, if reimbursements of expenditures in health care are not considered well and carefully. This book presents a well-structured research content on health care and an in-depth explanation and health care history in the nation. He has explained what health care organizations are, given the various types of these organizations and even gone further to explain the benefits and advantages of these health care organizations. This book is therefore quite useful for my research in that it provides an in-depth explanation on health care systems. Besides, based on the authors’ credentials, the book is reliable and can be depended upon. The author is a prolific researcher and therefore, I find the book very useful, and reliable.
A. P., Director of Business Development, VitalHealth Software. (april 25, 2013). Getting ready for emerging care models. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
This article has been written by Andrew Pashman, who is the business development director at VitalHealth Software, a developer of software for management of health which is cloud-based. The company majorly focuses on management of diseases, management of health network and management of personal health and was founded as a collaboration between the Mayo Clinic and Noaber Foundation. Currently, physicians are involved in the preparations towards the participation in the value-based care delivery models such as PCMHs, ACOs and networks that are clinically integrated. The preparations can be categorized into three areas namely: processes, people and technology. This article majorly focusses on the foundational technology layer that is required in order to take part in these new health delivery models. According to this article, for you to take part in a value-based delivery model, you have to be willing and able to collaborate and coordinate on patient care with other outpatient providers. The goal of value-based delivery models is to provide the right and required amount of preventive care, to avoid complications in health and to give better patient care which has lower attendant costs. The article therefore finds great use for my research topic for the information provided will help develop content for my research topic. Moreover, the article was published 3 years ago, and that makes it quite valid, and updated, meaning that it bears usable information to my research topic.