As a population health expert tasked with helping New York’s Mount Sinai Health System transition to value-based arrangements, Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer Niyum Gandhi is well-versed in the many cultural and organizational challenges that occur when a system shifts its focus from filling beds to managing the health of patient populations.
In this episode of Tuning Healthcare, Niyum, who is also an Assistant Professor of Health System Design at the Icahn School of Medicine, shares insights around organizational transformation and effective execution of population health initiatives.
[On overcoming the resistance to moving to value]: “It all starts at the top. [It] can't possibly be overstated how important that is. The vision for what we want to do came directly from the board and the CEO. Without that, there's no chance of the type of transformative change that we want to have. ...Without that commitment from the top, I think it's pretty much impossible.” – Niyum Gandhi
In this episode, Niyum talks to Lumeris Senior Vice President Nigel Ohrenstein and discusses:
• Why transformative change starts at the top from the board and CEO,
• How to find the right risk-based contracts to start a value-based journey,
• Why organizations will likely find it quicker to scale if they partner with a collaborative payer instead of trying to start their own Medicare Advantage plan,
• What health systems need to do to engage physicians, and
• Why health systems must focus on building a highly effective primary care model that is purposely built for scale to transition to risk models.
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