Valid, timely, consistent, and widely available information about the quality and cost of health care is a key component of many health care reform proposals that have strong, bipartisan support. This is essential for driving change that focuses on improving quality, informing the public, and reforming health care payments and insurance benefits.
On July 30, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on how better quality and cost measures can be implemented nationally, and what it will take to design and build the necessary infrastructure to support better, more timely performance measurement. The discussion drew on activities of the Quality Alliance Steering Committee and its High-Value Health Care Project, and kicked off with a dialogue between Engelberg Center Director Mark McClellan and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Director Carolyn Clancy on the need for quality measurement and reporting. A panel discussion followed on how regional efforts can support a national strategy that both contains cost and improves care.
The event’s PowerPoint slides are now available.