IDG Contributor Network: What Quest Diagnostics’ new study tells us about healthcare IT and value-based care

A widely accepted notion in healthcare today is that the shift towards value-based care (VBC) is a train that has left the station. The question is: how fast is the train moving?

I have explored some of the headwinds for the adoption of VBC initiatives such as alternate payment models in this column.

A new study by lab test leader Quest Diagnostics (Quest) based on a survey of healthcare payers and providers indicates progress towards VBC, but also points to the opportunity for further alignment between health plans and providers to advance VBC. An earlier study this year by NEJM Catalyst had highlighted misalignments even within the provider community between clinicians and leadership.

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