The Performance Improvement Imperative: Utilizing a Coordinated, Community-Based Approach to Enhance Care and Lower Costs for Chronically Ill Patients – The Commonwealth Fund – 26 April 2012

Posted on April 27, 2012. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: |

The Performance Improvement Imperative: Utilizing a Coordinated, Community-Based Approach to Enhance Care and Lower Costs for Chronically Ill Patients – The Commonwealth Fund – 26 April 2012

The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System

“Overview

The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System believes the federal government needs a comprehensive implementation plan to take full advantage of the opportunities in recent health reform legislation. Such a plan requires a vision and clear goals for performance improvement, collaboratively determined priorities, simplified administrative requirements, and rapid data-driven feedback. By 2016, the nation should seek to double annual improvement in quality-of-care metrics and to hold the per capita increase in health expenditures to the annual growth in per capita GDP, plus 0.5 percentage points—reducing national expenditures by $893 billion over 10 years. To help achieve these goals, the Commission proposes the U.S. create 50 to 100 voluntary “Health Improvement Communities” focused on patients with multiple, high-cost chronic conditions. Through payment reform, enhanced primary care, and health information technology, this effort could yield $184 billion in savings, or 21 percent of the overall target.”

News release: Commission of Leading Experts Unveils Plan to Improve Care for Chronically Ill Patients and Reduce Health Spending By $184 Billion Over the Next Decade

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