CHANGE MEANS OPPORTUNITY
… to improve health and reduce healthcare disparities … to create a healthcare delivery system more accountable for improving the health of communities … to better value the workforce that touches lives … to create a more cost-effective and sustainable system
CHANGE CAN ALSO MEAN HARM
… if the shift from traditional fee-for-service medicine doesn’t lead to care that is accountable for health … if investment in care is withdrawn from communities of limited means … if healthcare jobs that are anchors of economic opportunity in low-income communities give way to poorly valued and marginalized employment … if cost pressure leads to shortcuts rather than improved care models
Transformation of healthcare must be towards high performing systems that
- improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations, while reducing cost per person
- focus on prevention and management of disease
- foster integration and coordination across the continuum of care
- support population health strategies that make communities healthier
- align payment and performance in ways that are cost effective and financially sustainable
Disparities in health and care.
Low income communities face greater incidence of chronic disease, avoidable hospitalization, and early death. The most vulnerable often slip between the cracks of a fragmented healthcare payment and delivery system. Individuals perceived as marginally more risky are often treated as undesirable consumers in a reality of substantial cost pressure.
Value, and Values.
Yet there is enormous value to be created in helping at risk populations prevent disease; in helping patients with complex needs find their way to the right care plan; in making healthcare a system that maximizes health rather than maximizing treatment. And there are great organizations, with talented management and deep commitment, seeking to make this moment one of the right kind of change. For many of these providers and plans, access to capital is a significant constraint on advancing high performance healthcare.
Vital Healthcare Capital (V-Cap) has formed to catalyze such investments.
We invest in care that works for communities in need.
Key themes informing development of V-Cap’s investment pipeline
Person-centered care for people with complex needs, including frail seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, and individuals with behavioral health needs.
Valuing caregivers who touch lives.
Provider responsibility for population health.
Pathways to better job quality as employment roles shift.
Integrating behavioral and physical health.
A healthy start to life, and a healthy path to adulthood.