The current issue of Health Affairs (March 2015; Volume 34, Issue 3) includes six papers under the heading Paying for Value about the value of information, value of procedures, and payment systems.

Alan R. Weil, Editor-in-Chief, comments in the accompanying editorial:

“… there is a long distance between a general call for information and transparency and the positive results that information is supposed to generate. Everyone in the information chain must value the creation, analysis, and use of information in order for the investment in data systems to pay off”.

From The Editor-in-Chief: How Valuable Is Information? Alan R. Weil, Health Aff March 2015 34:3366; http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/34/3/366.full