The role of health care providers is undergoing a tectonic shift. Systems of formal accountability have emerged to replace self-regulation and trust in the medical profession and its institutions.

Through gain-sharing arrangements, providers must assume an insurance function and the responsibility to manage populations, rather than individual patients. Team-based care and complex support technology are supplanting the traditional patient-physician dyad. Rapid consolidation changes the face of medical practice.

These changes present an unprecedented opportunity for providers to overcome the limitations of the traditional, encounter-based system of care delivery. Payment arrangements that reward value—rather than volume—allow for innovative approaches to managing patients and populations. Meanwhile, technology will translate evidence into effective, efficient, and patient-centric care.

RHAS Capabilities

Quantitative Research

  • Program evaluation
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Outcomes research
  • Economic modeling
  • Simulation modeling
  • Real-world data analysis
  • Survey data analysis

Qualitative Research

  • Expert consultation
  • Semistructured interviews
  • Focus groups

Measurement and Reporting Tools

  • Key performance indicators
  • Survey instruments
  • Patient-reported outcomes

Business Solutions

  • Value-based payment models
  • Gain-sharing arrangements
  • Product and service development strategies

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