The Commonwealth Fund recently surveyed 33 of them to explore how they are integrating disciplines such as design, engineering, and behavioral economics to address persistent problems that prevent health systems from providing high-value care.
Enthusiasm for performance measurement in both the public and private health care sectors has helped to create a serious problem: a massive proliferation of measures. In response, the Institute of Medicine has identified a set of standardized measures, along with steps for implementing and refining them.
In less than two years, states can propose waivers under the Affordable Care Act to pursue their own approaches to expanding coverage. A new brief from The Commonwealth Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Health Reform Assistance Network examines the waiver program.