April 1, 2016

As pressure for “better outcomes at lower cost” continues to mount, manufacturers must understand that they face a future in which they may be asked – or even required – to take on more of the risks related to the performance and cost of their products.  However, before entering into risk sharing agreements, manufacturers must understand the challenges and implications, including considerations for the collection of outcomes data.  In addition, manufacturers must be able to accurately assess when these arrangements are beneficial, and when they are not.

In her article, Ready for Risk Sharing? Challenges and Implications for Manufacturers, Kimberly White explores the challenges of risk sharing by manufacturers and why this is gaining attention in the United States.