Today's healthcare issues require serious attention and discussion, which is why we have sponsored a series of webinars with the Harvard Business Review. The webinars are presented in an interactive format to foster learning and discussion of current issues, ideas, and initiatives to address healthcare’s greatest challenges.

UPCOMING WEBINARS — February 20 and March 27

Register for two upcoming webinars. Each features healthcare experts discussing trending topics in value-based healthcare.

FEBRUARY 20: How Doctors Lead in Creating Value-Based Health Care

Tim van Biesen and Josh Welsbrod

Tim van Biesen and Josh Weisbrod, partners at Bain & Company, will share insights from Bain & Company’s research, which shows that many physicians are hesitant to embrace and adopt value-based models of care. In their presentation, “How Doctors Lead in Creating Value-Based Health Care,” you will learn:

  • Why physicians feel excluded from value-based efforts
  • Mistakes healthcare organizations make by not engaging physicians
  • The business impact of excluding physicians
  • Examples of successful collaborations, where physicians are engaged in the process

Register for this practical, interactive webinar, and learn how to work closely with physicians to generate greater support for value-based care.


MARCH 27: The Value-Based Health Care Business Model

Featuring Thomas Lee, chief medical officer of Press Ganey Associates.

The shift from volume-based to value-based healthcare is inevitable, but the shift cuts into short-term profits. In Dr. Lee’s presentation, “The Value-Based Health Care Business Model,” you will learn how innovative providers are achieving long-term success despite the short-term financial pain.

Dr. Lee will look at how these providers are:

  • Boosting quality of care
  • Improving long-term value instead of short-term profit
  • Redesigning care for all patients
  • Acting now to achieve value-based care

To hear the business case for providing value-based care and glean practical, real-world examples of organizations embarking on strategies that produce value, register for Dr. Lee’s presentation.


PAST WEBINARS

Download the webinar summaries or watch the webinar recordings to learn from those at the leading edge of healthcare reform. 

Kedar Mate

Control Health Care Costs with Continuous Value Improvement

Kedar Mate, M.D., chief innovation and education officer for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses practical, easy-to-use tools enabling frontline clinicians to control costs. Specifically, he details the advantages of continuous value improvement over other cost-control methods and why clinician involvement and clinical analytics are key to the effort.

  Runtime: (58:45)


THE CASE FOR BUNDLED PAYMENTS IN HEALTH CARE

Harvard Business School professors Michael Porter and Robert S. Kaplan will explain why bundled payments represent a real fix to today's broken health care system and outline how bundled payments will trigger competition between providers to create value where it truly matters-for individual patients experiencing specific conditions.

  Runtime: (1:02:21)


LEVERAGING HEALTH CARE IT INVESTMENT

David Cutler and Robert Huckman discuss insights and lessons on how to leverage IT investments to drive meaningful operational changes in health care. Organizations must take a three-step approach: identify improvement opportunities, gather and analyze data, and implement organizational change. These actions can result in more efficient, passive data collection, improved business intelligence, streamlined workflows, and better-aligned business models.

  Runtime: (59:29)


REVOLUTIONIZING HEALTH CARE – HOW SAVVY EMPLOYERS CAN USE THEIR PURCHASING POWER TO REDUCE HEALTH CARE COSTS

Robert Mecklenburg describes the barriers and systemic defects that make health care unaffordable and detail how proactive employers have taken charge by forming marketplace collaboratives. The results to date are promising — improved quality, reduced waste and cost, and accelerated change in health care delivery.

  Runtime: (59:08)


MEASURING OUTCOMES: THE KEY TO VALUE-BASED HEALTH CARE

This Harvard Business Review webinar examines the ability to identify and use the right measurements to change our approach to treatment and costs, including risk sharing. Featuring Christina Akerman, MD, PHD, President of International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), and Senior Institute Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. This webinar is provided by Harvard Business Review and sponsored by Medtronic.

  Runtime: (59:55)


VALUE-BASED HEALTH CARE: RECONCILING MISSION AND MARGIN

This Harvard Business Review webinar features Robert Kaplan, senior fellow and the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus, Harvard Business School. This is the nexus of research Kaplan is doing on Value-based Health Care for his Harvard Executive Education program showing where investments can pay off more than cutting costs in health care. This webinar is provided by Harvard Business Review and sponsored by Medtronic.

  Runtime: (1:00:29)