Report Release: Vital Signs

When: April 28, 2015 (2:30 PM Eastern)
Where: National Press Club • 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045

Topics Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Public Health, Quality and Patient Safety
Activity: Committee on Core Metrics for Better Health at Lower Cost
Board: HMD Executive Office

Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress presents a parsimonious set of measures intended to assess the state of American health at multiple levels, drive progress toward better outcomes, and enable meaningful monitoring and comparison of key health factors across the nation. While the capacity for measurement in the health system has increased dramatically, there are growing concerns in the field regarding the burden of measurement on health care providers, as well as a rise in the duplication and modification of measures that may add complexity while reduce comparability. In this report, the Committee on Core Metrics for Better Care at Lower Cost lays out a path toward a more effective and efficient health measurement system, enabling meaningful comparison across different care settings, communities, and institutions, while ensuring national focus on the highest-priority health challenges and opportunities. The report’s recommendations speak to the many stakeholders in the health care system and outline a system-oriented approach to leveraging measurement as a tool for driving progress toward better health, better care, lower costs, and engaged patients. 

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