The future of health care faces challenges as fragmented patient care and uneven quality of care contribute to rising health care costs and excessive spending. For more than a decade, Mayo Clinic has anticipated and prepared for the confluence of these challenges that has arrived on our doorsteps today. Health care leaders throughout the country must manage these complexities in order to sustain their medical practices during this period of profound change and maintain excellence in our health care delivery system.
Recently, at the meeting of The Society of Neurological Surgeons, both John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO, and Michael Porter, professor at Harvard Business School, spoke about surviving and excelling during this period in health care reform. Professor Porter addressed the need to create value-based health care and outlined six strategies to accomplish this goal:
Dr. Noseworthy explained how, in the midst of significant change, we need to forge a transformative path in order to provide a transparent, data-driven marketplace. He examined the nation's fragmented care, uneven quality of care, and excessive spending and provided several examples of how Mayo Clinic is creating value for patients and payers.
Please watch the video of Dr. Noseworthy's presentation to The Society of Neurologic Surgeons.
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