Vanderbilt, University of Tennessee Collaborate on a 'Value-Based' Health Care network

Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Tennessee Medical Center have formed a partnership to improve the quality of and reduce costs for health care across the state, The Knoxville News Sentinel reports. The partnership will include teaching hospitals, with 87 practices and more than 1,000 providers in University Health Network, plus the 13 health systems, 67 hospitals, more than 350 practices and more than 5,000 providers in the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network. The collaboration will function on a ‘value-based’ model where hospitals, doctors and other providers are paid based on the outcomes of their patients.

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