About the Initiative

The Health Innovation Initiative conducts research and collaborates with experts and stakeholders across every sector of health care to develop recommendations that accelerate innovation and the use of information technology (IT) to drive improvements in the cost, quality, and patient experience of care.

Key areas of focus include:

  1. 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.
  2. Expanding engagement of individuals in their health and health care to improve cost and quality outcomes and the patient experience of care.
  3. Accelerating electronic health information sharing across the multiple settings in which care and services are delivered to support coordinated, accountable, patient-centered care that improves quality and reduces costs.
  4. 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.
  5. Building the information foundation for the advancement of personalized and genomic medicine.
  6. 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.