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In the Spotlight
Could the US Health Care System Become the Best in the World?
This NEJM Catalyst interview with The Commonwealth Fund’s Dr. Eric Schneider focuses on the challenges that the US health care system must confront in order to become one of the best in the world.How the Largest US Safety-Net Health System Built a High-Performing Medicare ACO
Blog post shares the story of how NYC Health + Hospitals, America’s largest safety-net health system, built a higher performing Medicare ACO and served as an innovation laboratory for value-based payment. It also discusses how the lessons learned might be more broadly applied to other populations, particularly Medicaid and uninsured patients, and to other health systems.The Highest Quality at a Lower Cost? We Don’t Have That Yet
In this NEJM Catalyst interview, Patrick Conway, former Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, describes successes and challenges for delivery system reform and payment reform efforts, and his predictions on Medicare and Medicaid. At the IHI National Forum, Conway will join a panel of health care policy experts in
session C4, “Signal or Noise? Navigating Health Care Policy in 2018,”
on December 12 in Orlando.Using Telemedicine to Improve Care Access in Both Rural and Urban Settings
Historically, telemedicine has been utilized as a tool to address access to care in rural areas. Both urban and rural areas, however, face similar challenges when it comes access. This
Blog post proposes that changing telemedicine reimbursement policies can improve access to care, regardless of geography.Measuring Value: How to Harness Data in an Outcomes-Driven Paradigm
According to this article in
Becker’s Hospital Review
, as providers begin to shoulder risk when entering into value-based care arrangements, “It is critical hospital leaders determine the appropriate metrics to measure physician performance, track costs, and use data to bring about continuous quality improvement and other operational enhancements.”