NDHI Summit

Value & Innovation

The most important issues facing American healthcare today concern the proliferation of innovations in all sectors of healthcare that are preserving and enhancing patient lives and the subsequent need for payment and delivery systems that make these innovations accessible to patient and consumers in an affordable, financially sustainable manner. 

The National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation (NDHI) brings together chief executives from America’s leading healthcare companies, government policymakers, employer groups, academic thought leaders, and patient organizations to take on a wide range of critical, complex challenges, including how to define value in healthcare, identifying current barriers to innovation, and envisioning new payment and delivery approaches that can bring greater value to patients and the healthcare system. 

The centerpiece of this effort was a Summit on Value and Innovation held on March 2, 2015 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. and involved extensive academic research and ongoing collaborative efforts dedicated to an improved, innovation-focused 21st century healthcare system.

The NDHI’s planning workgroup also defined care planning principles and used diabetes as a case study for providing legislators and policymakers with evidence-based recommendations for addressing care planning. Diabetes is an important test case for comprehensive care planning because of the disease’s prevalence in the United States as well as its complexity. This complexity is compounded by the socioeconomic factors affecting patients with diabetes and the cost of care. The NDHI Diabetes Care Challenge chart illustrates the gaps diabetes patients currently face in screening, medication, care coordination, and devices. 

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