In support of our core business of improving health and health care, we seek to be a thought leader, shaping the future of our communities and nationally. We are continually considering and reconsidering the best ways to help our system work better. In that spirit, we’d like to share some of our ideas.
Broadly, we believe that sustainable improvement will happen only when patients, providers, payers and purchasers come together at the community level to promote, demand and support transformation based on the following change principles.
Over our history, we’ve seen many changes in the approaches to health care quality improvement. And we expect the models will continue to evolve. The question is not whether, but how and when these changes will come. In part two of this blog, I’ll share a few of our recommendations for how the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization program should evolve in the upcoming five-year contract cycle.