Paul Darling co-authored this blog post with Pratap Khedkar.
What kind of skills will it take to run the day-to-day operations for a potentially paradigm-shifting undertaking in U.S. healthcare delivery? It turns out that it's hands-on experience helping patients navigate the complexities of healthcare options and helping employers control healthcare costs, powered by an undercurrent of digital health expertise.
Delivering “value” has become the paramount objective of many healthcare organizations, shaping their strategic priorities and driving new collaborations. But value in healthcare is a complex, abstract concept that can take on many forms. The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of chief executives and other thought leaders across the healthcare industry—including ZS—has been building consensus on the best ways to deliver value through its National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation initiative (NDHI). In 2016, NDHI announced six “VIable Solutions”—priority issues that private-sector organizations and policymakers alike should address in order to help transform the healthcare delivery system. They include: