Unity Health Network: Leading with a Value-Based Care Approach

As the nation’s healthcare system continuously moves toward recognizing quality, Unity Health Network has concurrently focused its efforts on comprehensive care initiatives that have yielded extremely positive results in achieving improved outcomes and lowered costs of care. Our value-based care model encourages an all-inclusive team approach, with coordination and communication between our physicians across all specialties and settings.

Much time and many resources have been invested by our physicians and staff over the past five years to ensure we designed and implemented programs that led to improved quality, access and satisfaction for our patients.

At Unity, we believe what is vital in a value-based care organization is to understand that there isn’t one “magic bullet” activity that will allow healthcare providers to move toward a quality approach in a swift and effective manner. Rather, it requires a careful and comprehensive method of first understanding the true goals of value over fee-for-service, followed by a plan of action to achieve these objectives, a plan firmly supported by all stakeholders involved.

Our multi-pronged plan of action includes such activities as a performance programs for providers and staff, a high-risk care management team, a focus on data analytics, and, a purposeful alignment with hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies. Through these deliberate actions, we have been able to lower hospital admissions, reduce readmissions, improve diabetic scores, and improve cancer screening rates, in addition to a number of other gains.

Details about some of our programs, as well as some of the results of our work, can be found at the links on this page. We recognized early that value-based care was the future of healthcare and have positioned our organization to grow and thrive as we continue to provide improved health for our communities. We believe our loyal patients will agree.