There is a health care value gap running through communities across the U.S., and it’s threatening our health, prosperity and ability to compete in a global economy. In simple economic terms, we’re spending too much, and we’re not getting enough in return—not enough health, vitality or productivity.


No single stakeholder is to blame for contributing to the mix of erosive forces that carved

the gap. Similarly, no single stakeholder can span the value gap on its own.


As a leader—whether representing a business, a provider

organization or a managed care company—you know

instinctively and by experience that health care

quality and cost challenges cannot be solved unilaterally.

Collaboration is needed—but how?


This book was written to help answer that question.  Through

three distinctive case studies, Bridging the Value Gap

shows how such collaboration is already happening in

many communities around the country.