Center for Health Value Innovation and Care Continuum Alliance Demonstrate Unprecedented Link Between Value-Based Design and Population Health Management

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE) --Oct. 13, 2010-- As part of the ongoing collaboration between the Care Continuum Alliance (CCA) and The Center for Health Value Innovation (CHVI) to promote value-based design, Jeanette May, Ph.D., M.P.H., vice president of research and quality for the Care Continuum Alliance, and Cyndy Nayer, M.A., CEO and founder of CHVI, experts in value-based design who link superior health outcomes to improved business performance, collaborated to develop"Value-Based Designs and Outcomes," a paper that ties value-based levers with population health management return-on-investment results. Other contributors include Bob Holben, former director of Global Total Rewards & International Human Resources at Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Robert Scully, M.D., senior medical director, Health Alliance Medical Plans, and David Hoke, director of Employee Wellness at Yum!

Nayer and May present the concepts Thursday, October 14, 2010, 3-4 p.m., at The Forum 10, co-located with the Integrated Care Summit, Hilton Washington, Washington, D.C.

"This paper demonstrates, for the first time, the direct correlation between CHVI's value-based levers and CCA's evidence-based approach to measuring outcomes in population health management," says Nayer. "The result of this collaboration will become part of CHVI's Health Value AcceleratorTM to be unveiled later this month."

Nayer explains that they combined CCA's structure for measuring outcomes in their annual Outcomes Guidelines Report, Volume 5 and CHVI's "Outcomes-Based Contracting(TM):The Value-Based Framework for Optimal Accountability." The CCA will release the fifth volume of its Outcomes Guidelines Report at The Forum 10, its 12th annual meeting.

"The bottom line is that value-based design and Outcomes-Based ContractingTM are taking center stage in the science of population health management, creating the alignment between better population health and reimbursement strategies," Nayer says. "We demonstrate that the alignment of levers in prevention and wellness, chronic care management, and care delivery is the match to the CCA's categories for outcomes investing, showing that the focus on behavior change and accountability affects all the stakeholders, and that measurable improvement occurs for people, businesses, and communities through improved health and economic sustainability. We appreciate the time devoted by CHVI members to bring this work to life, and anticipate that this work will accelerate value-based designs, as organizations across the country rapidly promote health and wellness in the revitalization of community business."

Dr. May adds, "This collaboration represents an unprecedented opportunity for stakeholders to learn about this groundbreaking approach to raising the quality of care, improving health outcomes, and reducing preventable health care costs for the well and those at risk of or with chronic conditions."

About the CHVI

The Center for Health Value Innovation (CHVI; 501C3) is a membership organization of expert employers, plan sponsors and innovators that shares actionable health data, strategies and tools for better business performance. The results: aligned incentives for individual responsibility and corporate accountability. www.vbhealth.org

About the Care Continuum Alliance

The Care Continuum Alliance aligns all stakeholders in the health care continuum toward optimizing the health of populations. CCA represents more than 200 corporate and individual stakeholders, including wellness, disease and care management organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers and benefits managers, health information technology innovators, biotechnology innovators, employers, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, and researchers and academicians. Visit the Care Continuum Alliance online at www.carecontinuum.org.

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SOURCE: The Center for Health Value Innovation Copyright Business Wire 2010 http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20101013006274/en

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