Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2009 (Revised May 2012)

Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center: Breast Cancer Care in Taiwan

by Michael E. Porter, Jennifer F Baron and C. Jason Wang

Abstract

Taiwan's Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center has developed an integrated, team-based care delivery model for breast cancer care that is being expanded to other cancer types in 2009. A decade earlier, President and CEO Dr. Andrew Huang and the Center had worked with the Taiwan National Health Insurance system to create a pay-for-performance reimbursement program for breast cancer care that has since been adopted by five other providers. The program issues capitated, per patient base payments for breast cancer care, with bonus payments based upon provider reporting and performance on a set of quality measures. This case allows readers to examine health care provider strategy, development and implementation of bundled reimbursement, integrated care delivery, quality measurement, and Taiwan's universal health care system.

Keywords: Health Care and Treatment; Medical Specialties; Service Delivery; Outcome or Result; Performance Effectiveness; Quality; Integration; Health Industry; Insurance Industry; Taiwan;

Citation:

Porter, Michael E., Jennifer F Baron, and C. Jason Wang. "Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center: Breast Cancer Care in Taiwan." Harvard Business School Case 710-425, December 2009. (Revised May 2012.)