"The nation faces complex health care challenges and only an integrated strategy that addresses costs, quality and access will bend the cost curve and allow the country to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable health care," said Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of AHIP.
Disease management, care coordination, prevention, moving from paper to
electronic transactions, transitioning to a value-based payment system, and
addressing how new technology can be most effectively introduced into the
system will allow the country to achieve more value for its health care
investment. The AHIP proposal presents programs that are working now in
these areas and maps out how the public and private sectors can work
together to achieve these goals.
-- Principle #1: Patients and their doctors must have the information and
tools they need to evaluate treatment options and make health care
decisions on the basis of safety, quality and cost.
1. AHIP Proposal: Access to information that compares the effectiveness
and cost of treatments: Give providers, patients and purchasers
access to a trusted source where they can find up-to-date and
objective information on which health care services are most
effective and provide the best value.
-- Principle #2: Patients and doctors want an efficient, interconnected
health care delivery system that reduces medical errors.
1. AHIP Proposal: Health information technology: Encourage widespread
adoption of tools such as electronic health records (EHRs), personal
health records (PHRs), secure e-visits with physicians, and
-- Principle #3
|SOURCE America's Health Insurance Plans|
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