5 Points of Health Care™

5 Points trademark
A useful framework

The 5 Points of Health Care is a Cambia Grove original framework designed to better understand the health care system by breaking the system into five distinct segments: Patients, Payers, Providers, Policymakers and Purchasers.

Utilizing this framework, Cambia Grove has designed an annual Conference to Summit cadence to lay bare the complexities and hurdles surrounding innovators seeking to make changes in the health care system. The 5 Points of Health Care conference, typically in beginning of the year, explores overarching questions like how the health care system was intended to work compared to how it actually works. This overview, with broad system, patient and changemaker representation, sets the program priorities for the rest of the year and helps inform the topics we will discuss and unpack at the 5 Points of Health Care Summit.

In 2020, we included a virtual series, Paying for Health, centered around understanding how payments impact health care innovation. Discussion topics included social determinants of health, population health, health disparities, medical care, business incentive alignment and more. The Paying for Health Series deconstructed these high-level topics in greater detail. 

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Throughout the conference and summit, attendees are introduced to the primary stakeholders in health care to learn about how they can leverage their expertise to help find innovative solutions to the critical issues facing the system.

Learn more about the language we use when discussing the health care system and how we define it here, as well as the origination of the 5 Points of Health Care Conference here.

Check out our past 5 Points of Health Care events by clicking the link below.

Quick definitions of each of the 5 Points of Health Care:

Patients: individuals who receive health care

Providers: Individuals or organizations responsible for providing care to patients (e.g. doctors, nurses, hospital/clinic  administrators, etc.)

Payers: Organizations responsible for issuing or administering payment for the care received by a population of people (e.g. insurance companies)

Policymaker: Elected officials and departments within local, state and federal governments responsible for crafting and implementing health care policy (anyone who has or is campaigning to have a “.gov” email address)

Purchasers: Organizations responsible for purchasing health benefits for a population of people (e.g. employers or government entities)


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