5811-Additional Participation to Soojin`s Post

5811-AdditionalParticipation to Soojin`s Post

5811-AdditionalParticipation to Soojin`s Post

SoojinLee’s post lays emphasis on the significance of how leaders thinkin light of the adoption of the new model in the transition fromvolume-based to value-based care. In the post, Soojin reiterates thesignificance of new models since in offering the context as well asdirection for leadership efforts and behaviors and promotinginnovation (Swensen et al., 2013). Soojin begins his post bynarrating an interaction he had with a patient suffering fromrheumatoid arthritis. The patient, identified in the post as CC,needed to start the treatment immediately but did not have anymedical insurance. Furthermore, CC could not afford to pay for theover $3000 cost per treatment required by the hospital. Theimplementation of new models that focused on a transition fromvolume-based to value-based care enabled Soojin to undertake researchand find help for CC. The case presented in the post offers a classicillustration of the shift at work. Swensen et al. (2013) write thatthe transition from volume to the value-based system occurs in fourareas. The first two include a transition from patient satisfactionto regarding people as partners in their care and increased top-linerevenue to decreasing per unit cost as well as waste continuously.The other two include a transition from multiple all-purposefacilities and hospitals to reduced cost as well as focused caredelivery sites and quality experts and departments to qualityimprovement in the daily work of all the staff. The fullimplementation of some of these transitions is evident at thehospital where Soojin works. These include regular meetings of allthe staff aimed at discussing the ways of improving patient care andacknowledging each other as leaders. Asking patients open-endedquestions to help them explore their problems, listening to them andoffering insurance coverage or treatment options based on theirillnesses form part of value-based care system that regards people inthe context of the care (Fleisher,2015Fulford, Peile, &amp Carroll, 2012).


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