Driven by government payers, private payers, and business demands, health care providers are engaging in delivery system innovation to an unprecedented degree.

But is that innovation achieving its objectives?  How can providers tell?

A new post on the Health Affairs Blog offers guidelines for evaluating the effectiveness of delivery system innovation.  Among other steps, it proposes identifying the target population the innovation seeks to serve; describing baseline performance; and documenting the components of the innovation.  It also suggests how payers can be enlisted to help with this effort.

Go here for the article “Strategies For Assessing Delivery System Innovations.”