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Bringing Value to Healthcare:
Practical Steps for Getting to a Market-Based Model
By Rita E. Numerof, PhD and Michael N. Abrams, MA
The healthcare sector is on the cusp of sweeping disruption. The hallmarks of the old system – pricing that’s disconnected from outcomes and incentives for treating sickness rather than maintaining health – are no longer sustainable. And yet, after decades of financial success, it’s difficult for most established industry players to grapple with meaningful changes to their business models.
In their latest book, Bringing Value to Healthcare: Practical Steps for Getting to a Market-Based Model, Rita Numerof and Michael Abrams lay out the roadmap to a healthcare system that is accountable for delivering optimal patient outcomes at a sustainable cost.
Based on in-depth research and decades of experience consulting with leading hospitals, insurers, and device and drug manufacturers, Numerof and Abrams provide a market-based approach to addressing the ills of the current healthcare system. In addition to highlighting industry challenges and opportunities, the authors also outline the changes required of consumers, employers, and policy makers to move to a patient-centered model characterized by value, accountability, and transparency.
This is the handbook for payer, provider, pharmaceutical, and medical device executives who are seeking to preserve today’s profitability while positioning their organizations for success in the very different markets of tomorrow. The book’s guidance is illuminated by case studies and each chapter concludes with a self-assessment tool and key questions.
Getting to a new future isn’t easy. But if it can’t be envisioned, it can’t be realized. Bringing Value to Healthcare is that critical first step.
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“…This important work gets to the heart of the debate unfolding across the country and should serve as a blueprint for healthcare companies seeking to remain relevant…”
Mark T. Bertolini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aetna
“…lasting change is really a matter of leadership. In this book, Rita and Michael describe the knowledge and actions needed from the board chair to the department head…”
Joe Mott, Vice President, Population Health, Intermountain Healthcare
“No one can examine, investigate, study, discuss, and research the myriad of forces and role-players in the healthcare arena better than the team of Rita Numerof and Michael Abrams. …a masterpiece for all stakeholders…”
Robert Z. Gussin, PhD, Retired Vice President for Science and Technology, and Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson
“Bringing Value to Healthcare presciently describes a future where healthcare is hugely changed – and how we are going to get there.”
George C. Halvorson, Chair, Institute for InterGroup Understanding; Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Permanente
“…this book is a must read for C-Suite healthcare executives who want to know how to survive and flourish when the payment models of the past are becoming increasingly obsolete.”
Paul Howard, PhD, Director and Senior Fellow, Center for Medical Progress,
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
“…Open and transparent health care markets are not only possible, but likely. And personal choice and real competition – not bureaucracy and regulation – will drive that transformation. Health policy experts Rita Numerof and Michael Abrams explain what is happening and why.”
Robert E. Moffit, PhD, Center for Health Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
“…Numerof and Abrams…illuminate the irresistible market forces that are finally taking the lead for the future of healthcare.”
Stephen B. Bonner, Member, Board of Directors, Former President, and
Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
“…a map to the future of healthcare with instructions to help healthcare executives navigate the tricky terrain in front of them.”
Michael O. Leavitt, Founder and Chairman, Leavitt Partners; Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Three-Term Governor of Utah
“[Bringing Value to Healthcare] is well researched, offers great information, insights and solid recommendations. And, it’s well-written and very easy to digest.”
Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician
“…a clear-eyed, unsparing analysis of the healthcare system… …intellectual fuel to jump-start this progress.”
Mary R. Grealy, President, Healthcare Leadership Council
“…[Numerof and Abrams] boldly remind us that we are either part of this transformation or a memory from the past.”
Esther Emard, Adjunct Instructor, The George Washington University; Former Chief Operating Officer, National Committee for Quality Assurance
“…a compendium on the state of American healthcare that is at once a timely snapshot of a dynamic industry, a critical analysis of the forces that are shaping change, a series of important practical strategic questions for each of the industry’s stakeholders and a reasoned, passionate call to action to assure that the trajectory of change in healthcare results in the hoped for benefits–assured access, affordable cost and high quality. …”
Robert J. Laskowski, MD, MBA, Principal, Laskowski Advisors; Professor of Clinical Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University; President and CEO (retired), Christiana Care Health System
“The authors bring their vast experience and knowledge of organizations and public policy to advocate for important structural changes in our health care system….”
Ellen Harshman, PhD, JD, Former Provost, Academic Affairs, Saint Louis University
“The authors do a terrific job of explaining and simplifying the dynamics created for all stakeholders when incentives are not aligned. …this book breaks down the issues and provides options and solutions that are needed to define a more efficient and effective system…”
Gary P. Fischetti, Company Group Chairman, DePuy Family of Companies
“Numerof and Abrams effectively drive home the point that executives, including those leading major pharma companies, need to think more critically about the changes they need to make in order to survive in the future health care environment that is evolving very quickly. Indeed, ‘good science’ is a given but it won’t be sufficient going forward.”
Elizabeth J. Fowler, PhD, JD, Vice President, Global Health Policy, Johnson & Johnson
“…a fresh and critical view of healthcare reform that all providers, payers, and policy makers should have as a ‘must-read’ on their list.”
Bruce M. Gans, MD, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
“…While most commentators either say “throw it out” (impossibly high switching costs) or “live with it” (inefficient), authors Numerof and Abrams have, uniquely, proposed a highly readable roadmap for something right in between…”
Alfred Lewis, Founder and President, Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc.