Gabriela Prada at The Conference Board of Canada discusses value-based procurement and how it shifts the traditional focus on short-term cost savings to a more holistic objectiveValue-based healthcare models are being adopted globally to maximize value for patients. Given that procurement is at the heart of purchasing value, value-based procurement goes hand in hand with value-based healthcare. Shifting procurement’s traditional focus on short-term cost savings to a more holistic objective that includes health system performance and patient outcomes, giving preference to longer-term cost efficiencies, and working with suppliers to identify opportunities to develop more innovative products and services, is proving successful in leading jurisdictions. This article presents an overview of value within healthcare systems and how healthcare value-based procurement is being implemented across various jurisdictions.

This full edition of Healthcare Management Forum, July 2016, is available on-line for College members and Healthcare Management Forum subscribers.

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