New Webcast on Health System Improvement

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<p>The Commonwealth Fund's recent National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance finds the nation falling far short on many measures of health system performance, resulting in thousands of lives lost and billions of dollars wasted each year. At an Oct. 11 Alliance for Health Reform briefing, a panel of policy experts reviewed the Scorecard findings and discussed possible action for improvement.<br><br>The Fund-sponsored event, "<a href="">Measuring up: A Comprehensive Scorecard for America's Health System</a>," held in Washington, D.C., included the following panelists: <strong>Christine Cassel</strong>, M.D., American Board of Internal Medicine; the Fund's <strong>Cathy Schoen</strong>, lead author of the report; <strong>Tom Miller</strong>, American Enterprise Institute; <strong>Elizabeth Hall</strong>, Office of Senate Majority Leader William H. Frist, M.D.; and <strong>Mike Zamore</strong>, Office of Rep. Patrick Kennedy. The Alliance's <strong>Ed Howard</strong> and the Fund's <strong>Steve Schoenbaum</strong>, M.D., moderated the discussion.<br><br>An archived webcast of this event, along with speakers' presentations and source materials, is available through the <a href="">Alliance Web site</a>.<br><br>The National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance was released last month by the Fund's Commission on a High Performance Health System. To download a copy, visit <a href="/publications/fund-reports/2006/sep/why-not-the-best--results-from-a-national-scorecard-on-u-s--health-system-performance