Health Future, LLC, headquartered in Southern Oregon, was founded in 1979 to develop and manage a variety of programs and services for its members and associates to address health care concerns. Today, Health Future, LLC is a unique healthcare consortium owned by Oregon hospitals and healthcare systems that operate as an integrated network for quality improvement, margin enhancement, and cost reduction.
- Health Future is led by a strong team of professionals with a wealth of expertise, garnered from years of experience. The strength of our team is further enhanced by management and technical expertise in many supporting fields giving us a strong multidimensional understanding of the medical marketplace. Health Future’s structure for engagement with our member representatives builds a deep understanding of the challenges associated with healthcare delivery. This collaborative approach helps us maximize our collective resources to deliver outcomes supporting our members’ strategic priorities.
Health Future will be recognized as the National Benchmark for regional hospital networks and alliances in cost savings and value for our membership.
To serve our healthcare membership with documented value through cost savings, shared learning, and improved quality of service.
Health Future demonstrates integrity and respect in our actions and decisions.
Health Future understands and meets the needs of stakeholders through open communication and strategic planning.
Health Future consistently adopts and exemplifies best practices while demonstrating continuous improvement in the delivery of superior products/services with an emphasis on a client-centered approach.
Health Future provides an environment of empowerment for stakeholders that is flexible, encourages new ideas and thoughts, tolerates risks, and demonstrates a high regard for creativity and problem solving.
Health Future promotes business decisions and activities, congruent with our mission, in order to meet the current and future needs of our stakeholders.
Health Future’s Purchasing Program provides centralized administrative and management support for participating members. The primary objective of the Purchasing Program is to help reduce operation expenses through aggregated volume or improved outcomes. Additionally, Health Future promotes best practices through a variety of specialty councils, regional networking, and educational programs.
How can costs associated with care delivery and costs surrounding PPIs be addressed in a manner that accommodates both clinical and financial influences?
- Local discounts have traditionally reflected the seller’s local market share, relationships with clinicians and the facility’s ability to commit to maintaining or changing market share to support national and regional contract requirements.
- The availability of scientific evidence is an essential component to addressing the appropriate identification of technologies as evolutionary or revolutionary in nature. Part of this assessment includes the ability to improve patient outcomes and maintain or lower overall healthcare costs throughout the lifespan of the patient. This evidence is essential to choosing appropriate devices and ongoing support available for those devices for each patient given their specific medical needs. Health Future has strategic partners that bring the collection of evidence forward including objective evaluation of comparable technologies and their proven efficacy.
- Collaboration across clinicians and members is established through development of task forces specific to the medical discipline or service utilizing the products and services to be contracted. Health Future staff and participating member representatives along with other strategic partners supporting this process approach the market fully aware of current pricing and scientific positions among the providers of these devices and services and leverages the combined experiences and spend of our members. This enables us to negotiate more strategic approaches to these unique markets and develop collaborative partnerships with chosen vendors resulting in increased value delivered to our patients.