The science behind wiser health spending decisions
HealthPartners’ key strategies focus on improving health, experience and affordability for members, patients and the community. This is referred to as the Triple Aim. The affordability aim may seem to be in direct competition with improving the quality and experience of care. However, all three aspects contribute to the value of care – a key benchmark for the prioritization of limited resources.
Based on this value, our health economics research team serves as the analysis group for the National Commission on Prevention Priorities. We have been recognized for our:
- Cost-effectiveness modeling experience
- Analysis of evidence-based preventive care policies
- Economic analysis of clinical and community health services interventions
We began to work on our health economic models in 1999. These models have been used in many ways to inform policy and medical decision-making. The work has grown to include a family of models known as HealthPartners Institute’s ModelHealth microsimulation models. These models address conditions such as obesity, tobacco use, colorectal and cervical cancers, sexually transmitted diseases and heart disease.
Value ranking of clinical preventive services
Under the support of the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, we published our third ranking of recommended preventive services in 2017. These rankings show the greatest benefit for health and value in terms of cost-effectiveness. Previous rankings published in 2001 and 2006 helped better align preventive services with value.