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PEBB Vision for Healthcare
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The Public Employees’ Benefit Board believes the current healthcare system is in crisis. From the member to the provider to the insurer, the system is broken. At this time PEBB is not confident that the current marketplace can offer a tangible, statewide solution for the short or long term.

The depth, breadth and complexity of this problem require long-term solutions. PEBB has developed the following vision statement to articulate its desired future. This vision statement says what the long-term solutions might look like. During the next five or more years, it will serve as a guide for the Board’s strategic planning, its decision-making and its commitment of resources toward achieving that future.

 
Vision Statement
 
PEBB seeks optimal health for its members through a system of care that is patient-centered, focused on wellness, coordinated, efficient, effective, accessible, and affordable. The system emphasizes the relationship between patients, providers, and their community; is focused on primary care; and takes an integrated approach to health by treating the whole person.
 
Approved December 17, 2002; Updated January 17, 2008

 
Key Components
 
An innovative delivery system in communities statewide that uses evidence-based medicine to maximize health and utilize dollars wisely
 
A focus on improving quality and outcomes, not just providing healthcare
 
Promotion of health and wellness through consumer education, healthy behaviors, and informed choices
 
Appropriate provider, health plan, and consumer incentives that encourage the right care at the right time and place
 
Accessible and understandable information about costs, outcomes, and other health data that is available for informed decision-making
 
Benefits that are affordable to the state and employees.

 
Related Resources
Information on healthcare quality, safety and costs.