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New $10,000 Award for Best Health Care Blogging
Washington, DC – December 11, 2014 – NIHCM Foundation is introducing a new Health Care Digital Media Award, which will recognize excellence in digital media that improves understanding of health care through analysis grounded in empirical evidence.
First Health Matters Webinar - Ezekiel Emanuel on Aging
In a provocative recent essay for The Atlantic, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an architect of the Affordable Care Act and a leading national expert on health policy, offered a deeply personal explanation for “Why I Hope to Die at 75.”
Health Care's 1%: The Extreme Concentration of U.S. Health Spending
One percent of the U.S. population accounts for nearly 23 percent of overall health care spending, and 5 percent are responsible for a full 50 percent of spending. In stark contrast, the lowest-spending half of the population generates less than 3 percent of total spending—or only about $234 per person, per year.
Webinar Archive Available - Patient-Centered Pediatrics
Improving health outcomes for our nation’s children requires coordinated care that promotes recommended health services, prevents unnecessary hospitalizations and bridges across the multiple systems serving children and families.
NIHCM Foundation Awards $270K in Investigator-Initiated Research Grants
Washington, DC – November 11, 2014 - The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation has awarded four new grants totaling approximately $270,000 to support investigator-initiated health services research.
New Edition of NIHCM's Maternal and Child Health Newsletter
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation gives $1M to construct a neonatal abstinence syndrome treatment center. The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council call attention to the surprisingly poor health profile of young adults.
Expert Voices: Getting to Value
Dan Mendelson, President, Avalere Health and Tanisha Carino, PhD, Vice President, Avalere Health
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High health care costs and recognition of the gap between high quality care and what most Americans receive has garnered support for the need to promote value in our health care system. While there may be agreement at a conceptual level as to what constitutes value, measuring and encouraging it in practice have proven difficult. Prior attempts to promote value have been hindered by a lack of appropriate data systems, an absence of shared lessons learned, and a focus on narrow components of health care. In this essay, Mendelson and Carino examine key challenges to achieving value in the U.S. health care system and review public- and private-sector attempts made to promote value. After taking stock of where we stand now, they provide a vision for a value-based health care system and outline steps necessary to attain it.
Other recent Expert Voices essays include:
- The Honorable David M. Walker, former Comptroller General of the United States, "Facing Up To America's Health Care Challenge" (March 2008)
- Donald M. Berwick, MD, President and CEO, Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI), "Reducing the Harm From Medical Care" (January 2008)
- Lawrence C. Baker, PhD, "Medical Imaging Capacity and Health Care Spending: Is There Cause for Concern?" (November 2007)
- Peter J. Neumann, ScD, "Getting Better Value for Our Health Spending - A Value Deficit in U.S. Health Care" (July 2007)
- David Eddy, MD, PhD, "Medical Decision-making: Why it must, and how it can, be improved" (May 2007)
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