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Using analytics to achieve value-based care in rural areas [Special Report]

By Brian Eastwood

Value-based care certainly presents challenges, but analytics likewise presents opportunities for the healthcare industry to get there. Organizations serving those in rural and underserved areas can learn lessons from urban, academic or integrated healthcare delivery systems.

For example:

"The world has changed" since the Department of Health and Human Services announced its shift to an increasingly value-based Medicare payment model, said Lynn Barr, chief transformation officer with the National Rural Accountable Care Organization (NRACO). "We're excited but slightly terrified."

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