Components of Innovation

As has been frequently noted, innovation does not happen in a vacuum. HLC members have demonstrated time and time again that the private sector has the ability to transform American healthcare – to achieve improved patient outcomes, greater cost-efficiency and an elevated degree of wellness in the populations they serve, be they employees, patients, or the community.

For innovation to have a systemwide impact, however, an accommodating public policy environment is essential. This environment must not only provide the private sector with the tools that enable groundbreaking progress, but also a legislative and regulatory approach that does not slow the pace of innovation but rather recognizes the potential for rapid transformative improvements and encourages developments that significantly improve care for patients.


more information on Components of Innovation:
Precision Medicine

State of Play:  The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee on April 6 approved the “Advancing Precision Medicine Act” (S. 2713) as part of a package of bills … Continued

Alternative Payment Systems and Delivery Reform

State of Play:  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to move forward with implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).  CMS has worked to … Continued

Confidentiality and Security

State of Play:  Data breaches and cyber-attacks continue to plague the healthcare industry and, given the value of this information on the black market, will continue to do so for … Continued

Interoperability and Health Data

State of Play:  In October, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released a final rule updating the ONC Health IT Certification Program … Continued