Value-based efficient healthcare

Value-based healthcare (VBHC) is a very broad framework for restructuring healthcare systems with the overarching goal of increasing value for patients. The concept was introduced in 2006 in a book by Michael Porter and Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg.1 VBHC is a broad concept impacting many aspects of healthcare provision. Technology is believed to play an important role in this. Although efficiency increases ultimately affect the value for money of the care provided, we explicitly chose to add the word, as within this theme we will concentrate on technologies that primarily focus on efficiency gains in healthcare processes.

The value-based efficient healthcare subthemes are:
• Develop technologies to reinforce operational excellence in advanced clinical trials
• Support better performing and interconnected medical practice workflows (hospital and beyond) – and personal care trajectories
• Create faster access for physicians to appropriate diagnostics data & comparative treatment options
• Use technologies to optimise use of required resources during
COVID-like acute events/healthcare crises + continuity of care
• following subthemes

1 PORTER, M. E., & TEISBERG, E. O. (2006). Redefining health care: creating value-based competition on results. Boston, Mass, Harvard Business School Press.