Why We Exist.

“What if we could improve outcomes, save money and give doctors back their autonomy?”

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The Problem.

No one is happy with our current health system.

In the private sector we face challenges of inadequate medical scheme coverage, a trust deficit between funders and providers of care, and a system of paying for care that encourages unaffordable increases in cost.

Our vision is a compassionate and sustainable health system. We believe individual patients, the population as a whole and providers of care at the front line of the health system all deserve better. But we also know that an unaffordable health system is not a sustainable one, and that difficult trade-offs are unavoidable. We understand that incentives in the system must be designed to manage the inter-relationship between cost and quality: to ensure enduring access and ongoing improvement.

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The Institute for Health Improvement (IHI) articulates a Triple Aim of better care for patients, improved population health and
lower per-capita costs.

Don Berwick, former President and CEO of IHI, says: “I simply do not believe the Triple Aim is accessible in a fee-for-service system”.  We agree with him. We think that new ways of paying for care are central to achieving patient-centred and cost-effective healthcare.

In order for the system to thrive we need a shared sense of purpose. Our ambition is to see a health system where trust is matched by accountability, and patients’ interests are paramount.

What is value-based contracting?

Value-based healthcare is where healthcare is provided with the overarching goal of value for a patient. Under value-based care contracts, providers are rewarded for helping patients improve their quality of life in an evidence-based way. Value-based care differs from a fee-for-service approach, in which providers are paid based on the amount of healthcare services they deliver. The “value” in value-based healthcare is derived from measuring health outcomes against the cost of delivering the outcomes.

Alignd believes that improved financing and contracting mechanisms can achieve a win-win-win in healthcare.

Alignd Goals.

Alignd believes that improved financing and contracting mechanisms can achieve a win-win-win in healthcare.

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Improved Outcomes

  • Better quality and evidence-based care.
  • Improved autonomy and dignity for patients.
  • Improved continuity of care across settings.
  • Improved co-ordination of care.
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Reduced Cost

  • Reduced unnecessary hospitalisations and non-beneficial care.
  • More cost-effective provision of care.
  • Reduced medical scheme contributions and increased affordability of medical scheme coverage.
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Fair Reimbursement

  • Improved reimbursement and greater autonomy for healthcare providers.
  • Increased palliative care-trained healthcare professionals
  • More innovation in care delivery.
  • Rewarding work in multi-disciplinary teams.