AcademyHealth: Some thoughts on improving the measurement of quality

I have written many times before, both here and in other media, about how pay for performance is failing to live up to its promise. That doesn’t mean that we can’t identify areas where things could be improved. Two recent Perspectives pieces in the NEJM can help us with this effort.

Go read more about this in my latest piece over at the AcademyHealth blog!

An additional note:

Elizabeth McGlynn, Kaiser Permanente, Timothy Ferris, Partners HealthCare, Robert Galvin, The Blackstone Group, Rebekah Gee, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, and Eve Kerr, University of Michigan/VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, will discuss innovative approaches to quality measurement, leveraging new sources and methods of acquiring data, and harmonizing measurement efforts across payers and organizations at the 2015 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference on February 9, 2015. Learn more and register here. Online registration ends January 30.


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