An educational course to advance value-based care — with Tray Cockerell and Avra Bowers

August 27, 2021 HIMSS Media Season 2 Episode 37
An educational course to advance value-based care — with Tray Cockerell and Avra Bowers
Show Notes

Everyone is talking about value-based care, and everyone says it's coming soon. But how soon is soon? And what, specifically, is value-based care? You may be familiar with the concept,  but are you familiar enough that you'd know how to change your workflow if your hospital announced a shift to value-based care tomorrow?

To address this information gap, Humana and the University of Houston launched a value-based care education course on Coursera earlier this year. Tray Cockerell, director of strategic relationships at Humana, and Avra Bowers, medical director at Humana, join host Jonah Comstock to discuss the course, how it came about, and why it's needed now.

Talking points: 

  • How the value-based care course came about 
  • Defining value-based care as more than a payment method
  • Value-based care as team-based, coordinated care
  • Pro-active vs reactive care — preventing poor outcomes
  • Limitations of fee for service around social determinants of health
  • What the course does and who it’s for
  • Practical skills around value-based care for providers
  • How to use the course if your organization hasn’t switched to value-based care yet
  • The importance of measuring and communicating metrics
  • The role of technology in the future of value-based care
  • Tray and Avra’s parting thoughts

More about this episode:

Humana, University of Houston announce value-based care specialization program

Value-based care Specialization on Coursera (the course in question)

Humana collaborating with providers to offer value-based care for those with original Medicare

2021 will bring more value-based care

We have reached a 'pivotal moment' for value-based care

Health leaders question how, not if, value-based care should be implemented

CMS issues roadmap for states to accelerate adoption of value-based care