RAND Develops Web-Based Tool to Help Patients Assess Quality of Care, Obtain Additional Services
From 2004 to 2005, staff at the RAND Corporation developed a framework for a Web-based tool to help patients understand the quality of health care they are receiving and provide them with information to obtain additional health care services.
The project team designed a Web-based tool that would allow patients to assess the quality of their health care and take steps to receive necessary care.
The team created a prototype of the tool to demonstrate its capabilities and features.
The team defined four potential business models to develop and sustain the health care quality tool and explored the possibility of a partnership with a variety of organizations, but did not reach agreement with any of them.