Tag Archives: Value

Why episode-based analytics help unlock healthcare value

By enabling healthcare organizations to better assess risk at the patient level and develop a more nuanced understanding of care delivery, episode-based analytics are essential to the healthcare industry’s shift from volume to value. Episode-based payments, or bundled payments, have become an increasingly important part of value-based care agreements between payers and providers in recent… Read More »

Volume and value of healthcare mergers and acquisitions increase during second quarter

UnitedHealth Group headquarters in Minnetonka, MN (Google Earth) The volume of mergers and acquisitions ticked back up during the second quarter of this year, and hit a milestone of sorts: It marked the eighth straight quarter in which volume topped 250 deals. In all, that’s good for a 7.3% increase from the first quarter, according… Read More »

ICER should include quality of life in the value of food allergy treatments – STAT

Walk into any classroom in America today and you’ll likely find at least two children with a food allergy. More than 40% of such children have experienced a serious allergic reaction such as anaphylaxis, a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur suddenly after exposure to something you’re allergic to, such as peanuts. This… Read More »