Price controls and cost-shifting have created different pricing structures for different purchasers of care. Differences also were observed by other population characteristics.
Healthy People added elimination, not just reduction, of health disparities, and Healthy People goes even further to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all population groups 1.
The Healthy People initiative provides goals and objectives with year targets designed to guide national health promotion and disease prevention efforts to improve the health of all persons in the United States. The ability to collect, analyze, and connect accurate quality and financial data to support organizational decision making Performance improvement: Some national health surveys have begun to collect data on sexual orientation, but there are issues that affect the usability of this data.
Since October 1,all CDC domestic nonresearch funding opportunity announcements require that grantees describe how health disparities will be addressed, where relevant.
Through all of its activities, OMHHE focuses attention on efforts to achieve health equity, facilitating implementation of relevant policies, furthering the science of health equity and its application, and building and strengthening national and global partnerships for health equity.
NPS recommends five approaches to reducing disparities: Throughout the research process for this report, the healthcare organizations HFMA interviewed made reference to the "value journey.
Some modes of questionnaire administration might not readily support elements of the data standards because of the length of time needed to collect the data. Patients, employers, government agencies, and health plans increasingly want to know what they can expect to receive for what they pay for care.
These finding highlight the importance of monitoring health status, outcomes, behaviors, and exposures by population groups to assess trends and target interventions. The Healthy People initiative had goals to reduce health disparities among persons in the United States.
The report defines the meaning of value in health care, provides an overview of the current state of value in the healthcare industry, and maps out future directions for value-oriented providers. HHS Action plan to reduce Racial and ethnic health disparities: Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.
The move toward value is starting to push these obstructions aside. Advocate Physician Partners, for example, provides a non-employment model of physician engagement for the people and culture capability, while Spectrum Health describes how interdisciplinary teams of clinicians and finance staff can collaborate on creating metrics that provide actionable data for business intelligence.
For example, death certificates do not have information on sexual orientation, poverty level, or disability 4. Recognizing that disparities are closely linked with social, economic, and environmental disadvantage e.
In addition, lack of familiarity with terminology used to describe sexual orientation might have resulted in some misclassification 5. Although a mandatory minimum set of six questions was established for determining disability status, no provision exists for modifying data collection modes to accommodate the new questions.
Rush University Medical Center shares its approach to identifying variability within clinical processes to drive performance improvement.
When addressing health disparities, CDC programs might require grantees to identify existing health disparities in their communities and develop or implement evidence-based strategies to address those disparities. A standard set of questions to be asked in all national population surveys will improve understanding of the role of certain conditions as a risk factor for preventable poor health.
The recommended questions are considered to be a minimum set, and additional questions can be asked in surveys "provided that the additional detail could be aggregated back to the minimum standard and the sample design and sample size support estimates at that level of granularity" 7.
This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version.Future Direction of Health Care HCA Health Care Planning and Evaluation Instructor: Michele Reed October 23, Future Direction of Health Care The future direction of health care has begun to make dramatic changes in the last year.
Running head: FUTURE DIRECTION OF HEALTH CARE 1 Future Direction of Health Care Ashley N. Sears HCA Health Care Planning and Evaluation Instructor: Quida Davis December 4, This preview has intentionally blurred sections%(20). There are many challenges that are defining the future strategic direction of health care such as information technology advancements, access to health care, maintaining a skilled workforce, proposed health care reform and legislation, and rising costs.
I will look at these challenges and how an. The reports in this supplement document persistent disparities between some population groups in health outcomes, access to health care, adoption of health promoting behaviors, and exposure to health-promoting environments.
Some improvements in overall rates and even reductions in some health.
There are a number of challenges surrounding and defining the future strategic direction of health care. They are; information technology advancements, proposed health care reform and legislation, economics; including third party payers and maintaining a skilled workforceand pay for performance are just a few of the current challenges in health care.
Value in Health Care: Current State and Future Directions is the first report from HFMA's Value Project. The report defines the meaning of value in health care, provides an overview of the current state of value in the healthcare industry, and maps out future directions for value-oriented providers.Download