Delivering Value: A Transformation Has Begun

Across America, people who get, give, and pay for care are pressing health care systems toward the new goal of delivering high-value health care. This panel reviews the strides taken by AF4Q’s 16 regional health care collaboratives, from medical homes to the management of “super-utilizers.” It examines the latest efforts to improve the practice of medicine on the front line, including better utilization of medical resources and the new emphasis on population health. In addition, it explores what it means for care to be “patient-centered,” how better patient engagement can improve care, and whether empowered consumers are changing the way care is delivered.