BOOKS

The MedTech Value Playbook: A Guide for Startups Seeking Funding and Market Adoption.

This brief, step-by-step guide will walk you through the Four Stages of Value Demonstration:

  • Considering Value
  • Understanding Value
  • Quantifying Value
  • Communicating Value

It includes checklists, worksheets, and specific activities to help you establish specific and tangible value that you can share with key stakeholders, providers, payers, and investors.

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These days, the idea of “value” is at the center of many activities and decisions in health care in the United States. While there exist books that detail the technical steps for how to carry out a specific type of value assessment there are few resources that attempt to teach healthcare professionals how to think about value.

Practical Strategies to Assess Value in Health Care provides a deeper understanding of value as a concept as well as an endeavor (as in, to determine or uncover the value of care) by illustrating the different components of value that should guide decision-making processes for policy, infrastructure, and quality improvement. Through an exploration of theories of economics and implementation science, as well as practical suggestions for real-world applications, this text provides a foundation for the long and complicated “value” journey the US has bet its entire healthcare system on.

The book consists of 9 chapters organized in four sections:

  • Part I: Understanding the Challenges of Assessing the Value of Health Care
  • Part II: A Primer on Fundamental Concepts and Current Techniques Used to Measure Value in Health Care
  • Part III: A Discussion of the Real-world Motivations and Requirements that Should be Contemnplated when Exploring Value
  • Part IV: How to Design and Perform a Value Assessment

This text is an essential resource for healthcare professionals at all levels and points of care, including clinicians, administrators, payers, insurers, health plans, policy-makers, and digital health/med-tech companies.

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As the landscape of healthcare delivery and reimbursement policy continues to shift towards ‘value-based’ care, the assessment of value and financial return have become more prominent as a way to evaluate the merits of quality improvement activities. Both private and public payers (like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) employ some type of value-based mechanism to establish the amount physicians and hospitals are reimbursed for providing care. Additionally, funding opportunities that focus on improving care quality are starting to require a value assessment (e.g., ROI) as part of the application process. In Return on Investment for Healthcare Quality Improvement, Craig A. Solid, PhD explores the basic concepts of value and financial return, and details the necessary steps and procedures for performing a full ROI analysis as either a prospective analysis to assess financial viability or as a retrospective exercise to determine the main drivers of value. From defining the scope and perspective, to identifying costs and benefits, and finally to interpreting the results with the appropriate context to inform future activities, this text can serve as a guide and a resource for healthcare professionals performing return on investment analyses.

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Agile Implementation describes the underlying theories and frameworks that explain health delivery systems and lays out the 8 steps of the Agile Implementation Model founded by Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH and Jose Azar, MD. In today’s complex healthcare environment, implementing evidence-based care into real-world practices is difficult and time consuming. Even methods that are known to be effective allow for limited flexibility and therefore fail as often as they succeed. Through much study and experimentation, Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH, Jose Azar, MD, and Craig A. Solid, PhD have come to understand how individuals’ interactions within the complex social systems of hospitals, clinics, and other care delivery organizations shape the decisions and behaviors of those involved. Upon this foundation and through leveraging theories of behavioral economics, we have developed the Agile Implementation Model, a process for selecting, adapting, implementing, evaluating, sustaining, and scaling evidence-based healthcare interventions. In tandem with illustrative examples, Agile Implementation describes the underlying theories and frameworks that explain health delivery systems and lays out the 8 steps of the Agile Implementation Model.

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As part of the “agile” series, The Agile Network dives deeper into concepts of network science and diffusion to reveal how best to construct a network of providers and facilities to promote innovation and quality improvement.

Imagine a healthcare system where care is evidence-based and personalized.

What if you and your loved ones could receive care from a system that was designed to be compassionate, earned your trust, and worked to develop a long-term relationship with you and your community?

Currently, the quality of care in the United States’ healthcare system varies greatly. Poor or outdated practices persist despite new findings and updated clinical guidelines. Misleading advertisements, inappropriate procedures, and medical errors are common. Providers and health systems have little incentive to act proactively or treat the entire patient. Patients and families are not empowered to choose or direct their care and have limited access to information and clinical care team members.

There is a better way. Transforming healthcare requires a large network of passionate change agents to make healthcare better for everyone. Join the leading innovators in healthcare to discover what needs to change in healthcare today—and how to do just that.

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