To establish connections that promote high-value, holistic care, SWHR relies on four qualities and competencies, writes our SEO Andrew Ziskind, MD, for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).
- Scale — Achieving adequate scale of resources, infrastructure, staff and market value is essential to driving change while maintaining financial stability.
- Innovation incubation — We don’t wait for a patient to become a patient. Instead, we invest in proactive, preventive care that lowers total costs.
- Aligned incentives and mindsets — The more people in the boat rowing in the same direction, the better. At SWHR, rowing practice begins with physicians. They own the delivery of value-based care, the day-to-day interactions with complex patients. They are invested in solving the problems we need to fix to deliver value.
- Integration of data and information — Data analytics establish the impact to the organization’s bottom line of lowering the total cost of care as we shift the system away from a unit-based cost structure.