Combined Regional Investments Could Substantially Enhance Health System Performance And Be Financially Affordable

This analysis shows that combined regional investments in both population- and clinical-level initiatives, coupled with affordable long-term financial strategies, have the potential to dramatically reduce costs, improve health, increase health equity, and boost economic productivity over the next 25 years. It also speaks to a deeper question: Is health transformation truly possible? The answer: Yes…if we are willing to be serious stewards of our common health system. At issue is not a scarcity of dollars, but a lack of power directed toward a sound, system-wide strategy.

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Financing Regional Health Transformation: A Primer for Changemakers

Smarter investments backed by sustainable financing can drive profound health reform in regions across the country. This Financing Primer helps regional leaders think through key questions around the investment and financing of long-term, health reform ventures. It focuses on what sustainable financing is, why it is important, the critical elements of a financing plan, and what others around the country have been doing to frame and finance their work.

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The Building Blocks of Successful Payment Reform

The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement produces a series of payment reform, which addresses a range of issues that impact multi-payer, multi-stakeholder efforts to change how care is paid for in regions and states across the county. To assist the field in further structuring payment reform mechanisms, this report of the Payment Reform Series explores […]

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Meeting Summary: ReThink Health Roundtable on Leveraging Investments

In September 2014, ReThink Health convened 25 leaders of regional health collaboratives for an innovative roundtable in Chicago on leveraging investments to advance their health and health care. Together these leaders meaningfully explored barriers to their stewardship activities and approaches to sustainable investment and financing. Learn more about how ReThink Health catalyzed actionable dialogue and […]

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ReThink Health Frontiers in Sustainable Financing and Health System Stewardship Baseline Network Assessments

This report summarizes early findings from three separate feasibility studies, all of which use classical methods of organizational network mapping to reveal patterns about the frontiers of health system stewardship and financing. It explores what it takes to elicit information and map the structure of organizational networks at three levels: regional structures for stewardship and financing, local links to wider enablers or role models, and national catalysts for regional health reform.

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