Read Profiles of States with High-Performing Health Systems and Join a Briefing on the 2009 State Scorecard in D.C.

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A new companion report to the Commonwealth Fund's 2009 <em>State Scorecard </em>profiles seven health systems: six that rank in the top quarter of all states—Vermont, Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin—plus Delaware, which was among the most-improved states from 2007 to 2009. <br /><br />In <a href="/publications/fund-reports/2009/oct/aiming-higher-health-system-performance-profile-seven-states">Aiming Higher for Health System Performance: A Profile of Seven States That Perform Well</a>, Greg Moody and Sharon Silow-Carroll of Health Management Associates demonstrate that a high level of health system performance is achievable and sustainable. By raising their performance to the levels achieved by the best in the U.S., states could save thousands of lives, improve health outcomes, and obtain significant cost savings. <br /><br />On October 19, The Commonwealth Fund is sponsoring a briefing on the <em>State Scorecard</em> findings. <br /><br /><strong>WHEN:</strong> Monday, October 19, 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (lunch available at noon). <br /><strong>WHERE: </strong>The Columbus Club at Union Station, Washington D.C. <br /><strong>RSVP</strong>: By noon on Thursday, October 15. If registration reaches the venue's capacity, registration will close before this time. <br /><br />Speakers will be: Cathy Schoen of The Commonwealth Fund; Carolyn Clancy of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; and Delegate Heather Mizeur of Maryland. The National Academy of State Health Policy's Alan Weil, a member of the Commonwealth Fund’s Commission on a High Performance Health System, will moderate. <br /><br />To register, please call 202-789-2300 or send an e-mail to <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a&gt;. <br />