An Executive Order was signed recently that will result in the development of a Health Quality Roadmap that aims to align and improve reporting on hospital data and quality measures across federal programs. This Executive Order is an opportunity to move forward with a more transparent approach, providing critical information on pricing, patient safety and quality for patients, purchasers, payors and providers.
Other provisions within the Executive Order, which have been priorities for many employers, include:
1) The establishment of a repository to account for de-identified claims data from taxpayer-funded health care programs and group health plans for researchers, innovators, providers and entrepreneurs.
2) Improvements to Health Savings Accounts, to help patients pay for the health care they need.
We join our partner, Leapfrog, in welcoming this Executive Order which aims to create a better health system that benefits patients as well as the general public.