In the current economy, employers are increasingly aware of the need to employ value-based purchasing strategies. Similar strategies can also be used by health care organization governing boards.
Today, more health care providers are accepting positions at the boardroom table than in the past. These providers are well trained in the clinical aspects of health care but not the business of health care delivery. It is not surprising that providers often find themselves unprepared for a board member’s role as a decision-maker and steward. It has become clear that education is essential to prepare providers for board positions.
"Governance and value-based purchasing: What employers need to know,"
Value-Based Purchasing Newsletter:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/vbp/vol3/iss1/4