Monograph offers perspective, tools for making the volume-to-value shift

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The latest monograph from the AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance provides perspective for boards and hospital leaders on factors influencing the shift from volume to value in health care, and tools to help them guide their organizations in making the transition. Strategy consultant Rita Numerof, president of Numerof & Associates Inc., reviews the drivers underlying this major shift for health care payment and delivery, applies lessons learned from other industries that have experienced significant shifts, and shows how the volume to value shift in health care is already changing the way providers market, price and deliver care and services. The guide includes a brief self-assessment for evaluating how well current board practices drive an organizational focus on improving value, and questions boards can ask to help guide their organizations in areas such as bundled pricing and clinical performance improvement. The Center is AHA’s resource for information, tools and counsel to promote excellence in health care governance.

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