29 Apr Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress – Institute of Medicine
From an august group of researchers, payers, providers and patients comes a welcome rationale for streamlining how we measure healthcare quality and the health status of our populace. This is not the final word, but the effort to focus on measures that really matter to the health and well-being of individuals and our communities is refreshing. It’s also vital to the financial stability of our health system. Millions of dollars are poured into new technologies, new strategies, new methods of engaging patients and providers in “quality care.” Here’s a look at what our health system really ought to prioritize. Thanks IOM and all the participants for demonstrating leadership!