Not really. In fact, McKesson’s Amy Larsson was at the forefront of these issues long before they joined the ranks of the hottest healthcare buzzwords.
Some 25 years ago, Larsson was part of a team that developed what was arguably one of the first bundled payment programs — and the team she worked with did it by hand, with a little help from a homegrown database.
It wasn’t perfect. It wasn’t streamlined, fully automated, integrated, or interoperable. But it worked. That experience set her on a career path that ultimately took her to McKesson, where she is part of a team working to make HIT systems interoperate intelligently. The goal: help our customers scale, streamline, and automate complex value-based reimbursement models such as bundled payment.
What does the future of VBR empowered by interoperable HIT look like?