Changing the basis of payments: Driving sustainable innovation in health care
In health care, too, the most transformative innovations are behind the scenes.
Using payment reform to drive innovation makes sense because it targets a fundamental motivation for changing human behavior: money. When providers, hospitals, and practice groups know that their compensation is tied to improving patient care and reducing costs, that provides a powerful impetus to change the way care is provided. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Innovation is among the most popular buzzwords in
health care today, and its use is also one of the broadest.
innovation refers to technological advancements, wellness rewards, or fitness and health trackers. These are important forms of innovation that capture the imagination.
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