For over 20 years, NBCH has supported its coalition members in advancing value-based purchasing (VBP) with employers in their local communities. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide cutting-edge products to coalitions and employers, we conducted research to identify the extent to which health metrics and data are understood, used, and driving decisions. We found that purchasers are highly motivated to adopt effective strategies to help them improve the quality and control the cost of care for their employers, but they lacked the tools to do so. Based on this feedback, NBCH created the new web-based product, ValuePort™.
What is ValuePort?
ValuePort consists of three tools:
Paired with support from their local business health coalition, employers can use the ValuePort platform as a sustainable model for more strategic health benefits planning.
- A calculator to identify and prioritize areas to improve employee health and realize costs savings for 12 of the most prevalent health risks and chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and depression
- Customized analysis of the employer's progress in adopting value-driven health benefit practices
- Evidence-based strategies to improve employee health and ultimately reduce costs.
How to Get Started?
ValuePort may now be licensed by any NBCH member coalition who would like to use the tool with their employer members. If you are an NBCH member considering ValuePort as a solution for your market, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. NBCH staff is available to offer guidance and input as you define how this may fit your market. You may also find additional materials here. Other stakeholders interested in exploring a license should contact Alejandra Herr to learn more about opportunities to get involved.
Partner with NBCH to maximize exposure and build relationships with the business community. Your support of ValuePort will assist employer efforts to improve health and transform value-based health care. Review the 2014 ValuePort Partnership Opportunities and contact us at email@example.com to explore a potential partnership.