Dr Joseph Gifford Discusses the Challenges of Shifting to Value-Based Payment Models

The challenges in transitioning to value-based payments are rooted in cultural and environmental issues at those institutions that have never truly paid attention to value-based care, explained Joseph Gifford, MD, chief executive officer of the Providence-Swedish Health Alliance.

The challenges in transitioning to value-based payments are rooted in cultural and environmental issues at those institutions that have never truly paid attention to value-based care, explained Joseph Gifford, MD, chief executive officer of the Providence-Swedish Health Alliance.

He says that some of these issues include clinician access to data and understanding the care model inside and out.

“Everything has to be reinvented; infrastructure has to be created; culture has to be changed,” Dr Gifford says. “It’s a 180 degree different direction than [what] the culture of our healthcare system has been for the last 50 years.”