Field of Work: Health care performance measurement
Problem Synopsis: Americans receive significantly different care depending on where they live, which doctors and hospitals they use and their race and ethnicity. The cost of that care also varies significantly by provider and region, regardless of outcome. A single, nationally consistent, technologically sound and efficient strategy for measuring and reporting information on performance is key to ensuring high-quality care.
Synopsis of the Work: The High-Value Health Care Project was an initiative of the Quality Alliance Steering Committee—composed of top executives from more than 30 health care and business organizations. The project was designed to inform policy-makers and the private sector about the best ways to collaborate to gather, analyze and report critical information on performance. The Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution coordinated the project. America's Health Insurance Plans Foundation and the American Board of Medical Specialties Research and Education Foundation also developed key components of the project.