Putting the patient at the center of the healthcare system

During her remarks at the 2018 Health Datapalooza, CMS Administrator Seema Verma stated that the advancement of value-based care requires a patient-centered health care system, where patients are empowered healthcare consumers making informed decisions.  The cornerstone of such a system is data: quality data; cost data; and a patient’s own data.

 

In this blog post in partnership with AcademyHealth, MITRE’s Kim Warren highlights four areas where the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the health industry could have high impact on improving care by expanding patient access to data and ensuring clinicians have access to all the data needed for care coordination. The four areas, described further in the blog post, include:

  1. Developing measures that matter to patients
  2. Making patient engagement the rule
  3. Promoting open application programming interfaces and patient engagement in alternative payment models
  4. Evolving industry-wide data management approaches to enable patient data sharing and engagement.

 

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