“New ways of thinking and operating” are tantamount to bringing about a robust value-based health care system, the authors of a recent blog post in Health Affairs write.
The authors, Optum Life Sciences President Curt Medeiros and Merck Senior Vice President Susan Shiff, point to a recent collaborative effort by Merck and Optum called the “Learning Laboratory.”
“As part of the Learning Laboratory, Merck and Optum explored different value-based contracting models … that reward innovative treatments with a clear and measurable impact on patient outcomes,” they write.
The initiative, Medeiros and Susan Shiff write, looked to uncover solutions to make value-based models “more feasible.”
To read the full blog post on Health Affairs, click here.