Policymakers and leaders from every sector of health care agree that innovation and information technology (IT) are needed to help address the most pressing challenges confronting the U.S. health care system, including rising costs, inconsistent quality, and the need for greater access to care.
The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Health Innovation Initiative conducts research and collaborates with experts and stakeholders across every sector of health care to develop recommendations that promote innovation and the use of IT to support improvements in the cost, quality, and patient experience of care. Key areas of focus include the following:
- Advancing the information foundation for delivery system and payment reforms and other population improvement efforts to promote higher quality, more cost-effective, patient-centered care.
- Accelerating electronic health information sharing across the multiple settings in which care and services are delivered to support coordinated, accountable, patient-centered care that results in better outcomes in quality and cost.
- Engaging consumers in their health and health care using electronic tools to improve quality, reduce costs, and improve the experience of care.
- Assuring patient safety in the development and use of health IT, while preserving an environment that fosters the innovation needed for health IT to meet the needs of a rapidly changing health care system.
- Accelerating innovation and providing an information foundation for personalized and genomic medicine.
- Identifying and advancing innovative strategies for use by employers through the CEO Council on Health and Innovation to improve health and wellness, and improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care.