Pario Health Institute (PHI) is a health care think tank/consulting company. PHI offers fresh insight that can explain why you feel as if you’ve been swimming in a riptide as you try to get better results from health care, develop health care products, or deliver health care services.
We believe that “every system is perfectly designed to deliver exactly the results it gets,” as Don Berwick, who runs Medicare and the federal side of Medicaid, has often said.
We have concluded that major improvements in results from health care will start with the idea that health care’s purpose should be to enable people to lead the lives they want. Said another way, it isn’t effective to act as if the purpose of health care is to deliver tests and treatments or to diagnose and treat disease or even to improve population health. Those implied goals do not align well with the priorities of the consumers of health care, and so cannot succeed in driving excellent results.
Starting with the idea that success will have as its foundation the goal to enable people to lead the lives they want, Pario Health Institute guides clients to innovate in creating health care products and services, and to improve both health outcomes and costs.