In the concluding IVI and Health Affairs Forefront series post, Jennifer Bright and National Patient Advocate Foundation’s Alan Balch write if we are to overcome inertia and truly transform to a value-based healthcare system, we must establish:

  1. A shared commitment to patient needs, experiences, and perspectives as key drivers in measuring value;
  2. Clarity around exactly what changes in practice and process are needed to reframe health care decisions around patient-centered value; and,
  3. An environment that incentivizes, rather than discourages, investment in infrastructure and practice change, including the development and sharing of data that supports a rapid learning cycle.

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