Our first-ever health hubs are accelerating value-based health care globally

Published
25 Mar 2021

Our impact.

How can we eliminate ineffective spending on global health? That's the mission of the World Economic Forum's Global Coalition for Value in Healthcare.

Launching today, the Coalition welcomes its first cohort of four value-based healthcare innovation hubs in the Netherlands, Portugal, Wales and Denmark.

The four hubs are part of a new community which is identifying and developing cost-effective and patient-centered healthcare models.

What's the challenge?

By eliminating inefficiencies in healthcare delivery, about one-fifth of health spending in the OECD and some $1 trillion in the United States alone can be saved every year.

Value-based healthcare is about focusing on delivering health outcomes that truly matter to the individual and the society at large in cost-effective ways. The focus is on putting the individual at the centre of health and care.

“Today is a milestone towards making value-based health care a reality. Our hubs will play an essential role driving progress for global health.

Arnaud Bernaert, Head, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum

Our approach.

Through a rigorous selection process developed by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the Global Coalition for Value in Healthcare identified the four new innovation hubs as progressive in their approach to value-based healthcare:

Diabeter (Netherlands): One of Europe’s largest diabetes specialist centres dedicated to providing comprehensive and individualized care for children and adults with type 1 diabetes. Currently managing over 3,000 patients with round the clock care and access to services, Diabeter delivers diabetes care with a value-based healthcare model across its five clinics in the Netherlands.

Health Cluster Portugal Cataract Initiative – HCP (Portugal): HCP formed a partnership with 13 private and public ophthalmology centres in Portugal to implement value-based healthcare delivery model for cataract care. HCP is shifting the paradigm to deliver the best outcomes to about 11,400 cataract patients to date under the implementation of value-based care with 89% reporting significant improvement in their daily activities post treatment.

NHS Wales (Wales, United Kingdom): With a focus on putting value at the centre of health and care for the three million people in Wales, the Welsh Government in 2014 launched its value-based healthcare strategy called Prudent Healthcare, to create a healthier Wales. Since its implementation, it has made significant improvement in chronic and episodic diseases focusing on measuring outcomes that matter most to the people of Wales and creating a standard operating model to improving patient experiences, quality of care and outcomes.

Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen – SDCC (Denmark): As the first specialised diabetes hospital in Denmark, SDCC has produced results that have improved the prognosis for diabetes care, developing new integrated treatment, prevention methods and education that will benefit people with diabetes in Denmark and beyond. The SDCC initiative has reported significant impact to reductions in diabetes-related complications such as a decrease in diabetes-induced blindness to almost zero and leg amputations by 80%.

These hubs form a community of practice, whose learnings, methodologies and tools will help multiple organizations scale up their health system transformation and accelerate the pace of value-based healthcare.

The Global Coalition for Value in Healthcare

How can you get involved?

The Global Coalition for Value in Healthcare is hosted by the Forum’s Platform for Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare.

Interested in becoming a health hub? The application for the second cohort is open until 25 April 2021 – submit your pre-application form here.

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