An improvement methodology to support value-based care and a culture of continuous improvement
The transition to value-based care is still in its infancy, yet many consumers have already seen dramatic shifts in the way healthcare is delivered compared with those who have yet to take the leap. A stimulus for these changes is a combination of unsustainable healthcare expenditures, higher than acceptable rates of healthcare-associated harm, low consumer experience and burnout in clinicians. There is demand on health care organizations across the ecosystem to improve their performance in an efficient, yet sustainable way.
Beatrice Community Health (BCH) has proven the concept that good use of analytics and process improvement directly supports a culture of continuous improvement that drives population health and supports the transition to value-based care. In Summer 2019, BCH enrolled their leadership team in a Lean Six Sigma training program to establish a consistent approach to improvement across the system. Read more about their story in this CASE STUDY.