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Upcoming Webinar on Children's Nutrition
Efforts to improve children’s nutrition have been gaining momentum, with new standards for school lunches in effect this year and community gardens in harvest across the country. Yet for many, the annual well-child visit continues to be a missed opportunity to address poor eating habits.
Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Winners Announced
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Washington, DC – November 15, 2013 - The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation has awarded new grants totaling nearly $230,000 to support four investigator-initiated research projects.
New Expert Voices: James Robinson on Reference Pricing
The dramatic price variations for common procedures like knee surgeries and colonoscopies have been well documented, as has the fact that these variations generally reflect market power rather than quality.
New Data Brief on Employer-Sponsored Insurance
Recent accounts of employers dropping health coverage, restricting eligibility for spouses, turning to plans with narrower networks and greater cost sharing, and restructuring workforces are often framed as side effects of the ACA. But many of these cost-cutting trends began long before health reform.
New Fact Sheet on Childhood Obesity Prevention
NIHCM Foundation has released a new Promising Practices in Maternal and Child Health Fact sheet, "Community Partnerships to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Florida." A new Washington Post special report on childhood obesity is headlined with a note of relief: Finally, some progress.
Webinar Archive Available - The Post-2014 Health Care Workforce: Meeting the Demand for Increased Primary Care
The U.S. could face a shortfall of 91,500 physicians by 2020, according to projections from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). At the same time, innovations in health care delivery and payment, such as team-based care, medical homes and episodic bundling, could dramatically shift workforce demands.
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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