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Collaborating to deliver value in health care: exploring conditions required for successful healthcare and life science sector collaboration
Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, Volume: 15, Issue: 1, Pages: 169 - 190
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Purpose: The UK Government-funded National Health Service (NHS) is experiencing significant pressures owing to the complexity of challenges to, and demands of, healthcare provision. This situation has driven government policy level support for transformational change initiatives, such as Value-Based...
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Purpose: The UK Government-funded National Health Service (NHS) is experiencing significant pressures owing to the complexity of challenges to, and demands of, healthcare provision. This situation has driven government policy level support for transformational change initiatives, such as Value-Based Health Care (VBHC), through closer alignment and collaboration across the healthcare system-life science sector nexus. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the necessary antecedents to collaboration in VBHC through a critical exploration of the existing literature, with a view to establishing the foundations for further development of policy, practice and theory in this fieldDesign/methodology/approach: A literature review was conducted via searches on Scopus and Google Scholar between 2009-2019 for peer-reviewed articles containing keywords and phrases ‘Value-based healthcare industry’ and ‘healthcare industry collaboration’. Refinement of the results led to the identification of ‘guiding conditions’ for collaboration in VBHC.Findings: Five literature-derived guiding conditions (GCs) were identified as necessary for the successful implementation of initiatives such as VBHC through system-sector collaboration. These are: a multi-disciplinarity; use of appropriate technological infrastructure; capturing meaningful metrics; understanding the total cycle-of-care; financial flexibility. The paper outlines research opportunities to empirically test the relevance of the five GCs with regard to improving system-sector collaboration on VBHC.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences