While the 2015 report shows progress nationwide in access to and affordability of care, the State Snapshots reveal substantial variations across states and sizable disparities related to race, ethnicity, income, and other factors.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has published a Special Emphasis Notice to support research on how health information technology can facilitate the collection and use of patient-reported outcomes and patient contextual data to improve the quality of care in ambulatory settings.
As people get older, their health care goals may shift from living as long as possible to maintaining a good quality of life: quality over quantity. In many cases, the medical treatment older people receive often doesn't reflect this change in priorities.
The Partnership for Patients, launched in April 2011, is a national quality improvement initiative from the Department of Health and Human Services that has set ambitious goals for U.S. providers to improve patient safety and care transitions...