Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a national leader for its innovative, value-based MyHealth Bundles program, which is available directly to employers in the region. Recently the program's results were recognized by HealthLeaders, a leading media company for the health care market; the American Hospital Association (AHA); and KLAS Research, a national health care IT insights firm.
HealthLeaders interviewed C.J. Stimson, M.D., J.D., VUMC's Senior Vice President of Value Transformation, about the MyMaternityHealth bundle that VUMC created for Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS)—and how it improved patient care and lowered costs.
In the HealthLeaders' story, Dr. Stimson, who also serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Vanderbilt University Medical Employee Health Plan, discusses how changing the payment model shifts providers’ and patients’ approaches to care. That is how MNPS saved $400,000 in maternity costs in the first year alone, while C-section and NICU rates plunged, and patient satisfaction skyrocketed.
The HealthLeaders interview took place after VUMC and its technology partner, Cedar Gate Technologies, received the KLAS Research Points of Light Award. The award celebrates the bundles program's success in reducing inefficiencies and improving the patient experience.
American Hospital Association
Aisha Syeda, AHA senior program manager, interviewed Dr. Stimson about the MyMaternityHealth program in this AHA Advancing Health podcast episode. They discussed how Vanderbilt's bundled care program dramatically improved maternal and child health outcomes and provided more value to patients and payors.