Access to federal health care data plays a critical role in supporting new delivery system and payment models that deliver better outcomes. It also serves the needs of consumers who want more information to support decision-making, and health care leaders who are taking important steps to improve the population’s health.
In April 2014, the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Healthcare Leadership Council convened public and private sector leaders to explore the benefits of federal health data, current challenges associated with its access and use, and the policy changes needed to support both the availability and utility of such data.
The issue brief, Access to Federal Health Data: A Key Imperative for Improving Health and Health Care, summarizes the highlights of the roundtable discussion.
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