Expand from process excellence to population management. HSS has multiple groups that drive efficiencies in discrete parts of a patient’s episode of care (., all the services involved in treating a patient for a particular condition within a specified period). For example, the Operational Excellence group focuses on operating room efficiencies and improving clinician workflow, while the Care Management group concentrates on surgical patients’ immediate post-discharge period. The Value Management Office now partners with these different groups to realize efficiencies across the full episode of care. It has begun a new program to manage the activities for patients’ preventive and follow-up care, which will be the foundation for new bundled-payment programs for treating musculoskeletal diseases within defined populations. HSS deliberately chose a chief value medical officer with prior experience in a payer organization to promote a more informed approach when engaging with private payers and employers around value-based reimbursement models.
The objective of education in a country like India, which has a glorious heritage and can boast of diversity in geography, culture, values and beliefs very rarely seen in this wide world, should be to educate a student of the value system which is indispensable to live a successful life. There has been a lapse in our value system which the educational institutes should inculcate in a student – that is why there are increased incidences of teenage pregnancies, MMS scandals, student prostitution and academic pressure related suicides.