It is said that one cannot improve what one does not measure. To this end, we are working with the Kaiser Family Foundation to monitor how the healthcare system is performing in quality and cost. The Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker provides clear, up-to-date information on trends, drivers and issues that impact the system. The Tracker also illustrates how the U.S. is performing relative to other countries and how different parts of the system are performing relative to one another.
Learning and analysis from the Center’s initiative with the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation will also be published through the Tracker.
There are many healthcare providers across the country who already consistently deliver high quality healthcare at lower cost. A key aspect of our work is to find existing solutions through systematic analysis. We then rigorously validate and verify that those solutions are improving quality and lowering costs. Our work focuses on three areas:
The Center’s mission is to identify and validate models of care that improve quality at significantly lower cost and reduce the amount of time it takes to spread these models through the healthcare system. Our entry into healthcare transformation is also the entry point for many Americans into the healthcare system: primary care.Read More
The National Governors Association and the National Academy of Medicine, funded by the Center, identified promising state-based innovations that can potentially be replicated. The three organizations released an online resource to highlight those opportunities for healthcare improvement.Read More
Beyond the obvious benefits that good health bestows on individuals, a healthy workforce is a tremendous asset to employers and to society as a whole.Read More