If there’s a silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s the spotlight it has put on the role of value-based, virtual health care models to address issues such as access to specialists, healthcare speed and efficiency, and healthcare inequities.
Indeed, approximately 75 percent of employers in a recent survey said they plan to ramp up their implementation of value-based care models over the next three years, with many indicating they are exploring virtual care partnerships to, among other goals:
- Match members with experts best suited to their medical needs—and not just locally;
- Deliver faster, more efficient care, along with improved patient experiences; and
- Reduce disparities in care that affect ethnic and social minorities.