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How we organize and deliver health care can affect its quality. Are there enough hospitals in the community to meet its needs? When health care providers work for a health system, do they deliver different care than those who don’t? This kind of evidence about hospitals and health systems is critical to delivering better care.

Blog Post       Moving to Value-Based Care is a Marathon We’ve Barely Begun

Moving to Value-Based Care is a Marathon We’ve Barely Begun

This ‘plain language summary’ considers a recent commentary from Zirui Song, M.D., Ph.D., in HSR, an official journal of AcademyHealth, that offers a broad review of the state of the science on Accountable Care Organizations, including a brief discussion of three new studies also published in the August issue.
Posted Jul 23, 2021 By Kristin Rosengren
Blog Post       New Research Looks at the Priorities and Pitfalls of Defining Network Adequacy Standards to Improve Veterans’ Access to Timely, High-Quality Care

New Research Looks at the Priorities and Pitfalls of Defining Network Adequacy Standards to Improve Veterans’ Access to Timely, High-Quality Care

This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research on how Veteran’s Affairs might ensure adequate access to high quality care via network adequacy standards. Network adequacy standards are common in the commercial market, where states regulate commercial insurers provider network. However, the regulations vary from state to state and the VA is a national system.
Posted May 18, 2021 By Kristin Rosengren
Blog Post       Reflecting on the Current and Future State of Pediatric Quality Measurement and Improvement

Reflecting on the Current and Future State of Pediatric Quality Measurement and Improvement

A panel of experts shared their insights on the shifting dynamics in pediatric care and research and discussed how performance measurement and improvement in pediatric care can be further advanced to improve overall outcomes
Blog Post       Trust-Building and Health Data Sharing across Stakeholder Groups: The Value of Convening

Trust-Building and Health Data Sharing across Stakeholder Groups: The Value of Convening

A report from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) found that a lack of trust was a key barrier to data sharing. Expert panelists from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the National Partnership for Women and Families, PCORI, and the NAM delved into this topic at the recent Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference.
Posted Apr 1, 2021 By Sarah Greene, M.P.H.