Transforming Healthcare Through Innovation and Collaboration

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.

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Patient Safety and Quality

Issue:  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) on November 2. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 … Continued

Regulatory Relief and Stark/Anti-Kickback Reform

State of Play:  The final 2018 provider payment regulations issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in November included provisions to reduce paperwork as part of the “Patients … Continued

Confidentiality and Security

State of Play:  On December 5, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the U.S. Department of Commerce published the second draft of the proposed update to the … Continued

Interoperability and Health Data Flow

State of Play:  Interoperability collaboratives such as the Sequoia Project, the CommonWell Health Alliance, and the CARIN Alliance continue to make strides toward nationwide interoperability of electronic health records.  Most … Continued