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Episode Info: Georgia Business Radio - Medicine and Marketing Company: Harris Allen Group Dr. Harris Allen Who we are we? Value-driven Population Health: A management and measurement system that tackles this challenge with an evolving integration of proven methods for value and population health that has reached critical mass and is ready for broader use. ​ A consortium of national experts and partner organizations devoted to the science and management of VDPH and supporting its use to improve outcomes and reduce costs in community and stakeholder settings. At 17.8% (the latest estimate), healthcare’s share of U.S. GDP is 1.5 times that of second-ranked France; by 2025, the Office of the Actuary for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) has projected that this share will be 20.1% On our current path, the Congressional Office projects that by 2040 the public debt will exceed 100% of U.S. GDP, with healthcare by far and away the biggest contributor Yet, the Commonwealth Fund and others report that U.S. health outcomes continue to be mediocre at best (e.g., 27th among OECD countries nations in life expectancy at birth) ​ Our underachieving and unsustainable healthcare system is increasingly jeopardizing not only patient/consumers but each of the stakeholder groups enacting roles that one way or another serve them. A system of objectives, measures and tools that answers and acts on these questions This system is differentiated by group and based on the role requirements of each Its management aspires to wise investments prioritized by outcomes-to-costs evidence The same outcomes-to-costs analytic format applies across groups and promotes the magic of the marketplace; i.e., incentives to model success both within and across groups. Topics to Discuss: The Problem Our healthcare costs are high and getting higher even as our aggregate health outcomes remain mediocre - a dilemma that has U.S. healthcare on an underachieving and unsustainable path. Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.vdph.us http://www.harrisallengroup.com/home/purchasers-providers-plans-suppliersRead more »

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