The Innovation Center at One Year: Much Progress, More to Be Done

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<p>One year ago, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation was launched to find new ways to reduce costs and improve the quality of health care. In a <a href="/blog/2011/innovation-center-one-year-much-progress-more-be-done">new blog post,</a> Mark Zezza, Melinda Abrams, and Stuart Guterman of The Commonwealth Fund review the Innovation Center's performance to date and point to areas for future development. </p>
<p>The authors highlight the large number and wide range of initiatives already under way, as well as the intellectual energy and openness fostered by the Innovation Center that are sparking new collaborations among stakeholders. Extending this initial success, they say, will require ongoing transparency, an emphasis on timely evaluation, and the continued cultivation of relationships with private payers, the business community, and consumers. </p>
<p>"The Innovation Center is off to a good start, but it needs to build on its momentum as it attempts to move the country toward a new health care delivery system," the authors write. </p>
<p>Visit <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=0B67ACA7A5CB453CB876F3DB59E19448&_z=z">The Commonwealth Fund Blog</a> to read the entire post and check out an overview of Innovation Center–sponsored initiatives. Also register for tomorrow's Commonwealth Fund/AcademyHealth webinar on the Innovation Center at: <a href="">…;.  <br /></p>