King’s Fund Report: Intentional Whole Health System Redesign

19 November 2015

The NHS and healthcare systems across Europe as we know them are being more and more challenged. Projects like the ‘New Models of Care’ Programme in the UK or eHealth One Citizen - One Record initiative in Norway are trying to find answers to the current challenges, define what the future of healthcare systems looks like and most importantly identify how to improve the quality and delivery of care for their populations.

In order to identify the best new model of care options, Cerner has recently commissioned The King’s Fund to write a report analysing how an intentional whole health system redesign can deliver better health outcomes to a population. The report, based on independent research conducted by The King’s Fund, focuses on Southcentral Foundation (NUKA) a not-for-profit health system run by Alaska Native people for their community. Read the full " Intentional Whole Health System Redesign: Southcentral Foundation’s ‘NUKA’ system of care” report to see how NUKA has gone from 4 weeks wait to same day appointments, improved their delivery of care, and more.

“We are embarking on a radical journey to new care models in England, and cannot afford to settle for just perfecting an old way of working. There is much to learn from the progress of accountable care in other countries, but studying the Nuka care systems in Alaska’s Southcentral Foundation stands out as they have not only radically and successfully changed their care delivery model with citizens, but they have achieved this in a similar taxation based care system to the UK without overhauling payment reform. Cerner welcome’s this case study designed for the NHS as inspiration for those setting about the move to population health management.” Dr Justin Whatling, Vice President Population Health, Cerner.

Read the full report on the King's Fund website.