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Laurent Degos on Comparative Effectiveness in French Health Care

July 28, 2009 - Laurent Degos, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the French National Authority for Health (HAS), outlines the four principles of comparative effectiveness research in France, beginning with the principle that comparative effectiveness research is independent of decision makers and payers. Play »

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Lloyd Sansom on Comparative Effectiveness in Australian Health Care

July 28, 2009 - Professor Emeritus Lloyd Sansom, AO, Chair, of the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), looks at how comparative effectiveness research helps give Australians "access to drugs that work at a cost they as individuals and we as a country can afford." Play »

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Long-Term Care Surveyors Reflect on Achieving Resident-Centered Care

September 11, 2009 - This video, created by the Rhode Island Department of Health, and sponsored, in part, by The Commonwealth Fund, shares the thoughts of surveyors who participated in the Individualized Care Pilot, which used the mandated federal regulatory survey process to motivate and enable the state's nursing homes to fully realize the potential for resident-centered care inherent in the Nursing Home Reform Law. Play »

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Lord Darzi of Denham: "An Ambitious Agenda for Health Reform"

December 5, 2013 - Lord Darzi of Denham, Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery, Imperial College London, gave the John M. Eisenberg International Lecture at 2013 International Health Policy Symposium in Washington, D.C. Play »

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Melinda Abrams: Why Medical Homes Matter

March 26, 2008 - Melinda Abrams, M.S., senior program officer for the Program on Patient-Centered Primary Care, reviews the benefits of medical homes as well as how The Commonwealth Fund is helping to address outstanding questions about reimbursement, office redesign, and standardization. Play »

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Ministers' Policy Roundtable - The 2007 Commonwealth Fund International Symposium on Health Care Policy

November 20, 2007 - Watch a video of the Ministers' Policy Roundtable, "Top Priorities for Achieving a High Performance Health Care System," from the 2007 International Symposium on Health Care Policy, as well as the formal letter signing of the "Action on Patient Safety: High 5's Project." Play »

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Ministers' Queries and Reactions - The 2007 Commonwealth Fund International Symposium on Health Care Policy

November 20, 2007 - Watch the health ministers' queries and reactions to the 2007 International Health Policy Survey of Patients in Seven Countries. Play »

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New Directions for The Commonwealth Fund

September 12, 2013 - Commonwealth Fund president David Blumenthal, M.D., reflects on the importance of making the health care system work for every American, and how The Commonwealth Fund's refreshed agenda will focus on improving the affordability and accessibility of care and the way in which care is delivered by looking at innovative ideas and practices here and abroad. Play »

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New Zealand Health Reform: A Strategy for a High Performing and Sustainable Health Care System

November 29, 2012 - The Honorable Tony Ryall, Minister of Health, New Zealand, delivers the keynote address, "New Zealand Health Reform: A Strategy for a High Performing and Sustainable Health Care System," at the 2012 Commonwealth Fund International Symposium on Health Care Policy. Play »

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The Open Mind: Karen Davis on Health Reform, Part 1

October 23, 2009 - Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis was interviewed recently by Richard D. Heffner for his series on "Reality-Based Health Care for Americans" for the TV show, "The Open Mind." See Part 2 for the second half of the interview. Play »

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The Open Mind: Karen Davis on Health Reform, Part 2

October 23, 2009 - Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis was interviewed recently by Richard D. Heffner for his TV show, "The Open Mind." Watch a video of the interview, which focuses on health reform, on the Fund Web site, or check local listings to watch on public television. Play »

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A Patient-Centered National Health Service in the U.K.

September 21, 2012 - Tim Kelsey of the National Health Service (NHS) Commissioning Board discusses his new role as National Director for Patients and Information, and outlines how the new customer-service vision for the NHS can be achieved. Play »

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Patients' Voices: A Commonwealth Fund/Consumers Union Event

June 18, 2009 - This June 11 event cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund and Consumers Union features speakers Neera Tanden, senior policy advisor for the Department of Health and Human Services, Karen Davis, president of The Commonwealth Fund, Jim Guest, president and CEO of Consumers Union, Sara Collins, assistant vice president at The Commonwealth Fund, and three Americans coping with inadequate health insurance and high health care costs. Play »

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Peter Sawicki on Comparative Effectiveness in German Health Care

July 28, 2009 - Peter Sawicki, M.D., Ph.D., director of Germany's Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, reviews how his agency aims to inform policy, as well as patients and doctors. Play »

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Rachel Nuzum: An Overview of the State Innovations Program

February 5, 2008 - Program officer Rachel Nuzum reviews the goals of the State Innovations program as well as recent projects, including evaluations of reform efforts in Maine and Massachusetts, and the State Quality Improvement Institute. Play »

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