Giacomin: We would challenge the notion that great patient care can’t come first in a value-based world. It’s true that value-based care is designed with quality in mind, but that objective isn’t always realized in implementation and practice. Systems dedicated to delivering quality, value-based care or improving population health must rely on scale, breadth and making seamless connections across their systems.
We realize there isn’t a simple fix here, and we also know that value-based care offers many benefits to patient health. We believe that, for most systems, the chance to reduce costs while enabling better care delivery often begins with elevating supply chain capabilities. This is where scale, breadth and connections across the continuum all add up to tremendous value, but not at the expense of care delivery. In fact, better supply chain supports better care.