Health Data Palooza 2015 – Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, CMS
Realtime notes from day 2 of the HealthData Palooza 2015 (#HDPalooza) in Washington DC.
CMS has plenty of implementation to do.
Working the punch list to get it done.
Access to Care
Access: Insured rate is down from 20% to less than 13%
Quality: Reduced incidence of patient harm in hospital
Cost is growing more slowly than GDP
Payment systems to reward good practice
Data is needed to make this all happen.
CMS: More modern, more strategic and a change enabler.
Clarity to guide investment for the long term.
Change is hard. Simplify and reduce burdens. Simplify quality measures and reduce burden.
Medicare Medicaid and Insurance Markets should have common measures.
Data Transparency: Information reduces cost, improves quality and drives change.
Niall Brennan as Chief Data Officer.
CMS releases over 450 data sets.
Requiring data for patients/consumers to arrive in machine readable format.
Releasing data for commercial use (a big change)
Healthcare needs to be the most private and secure. Enable consumer trust.
Build for the sickest and most disadvantaged people
5% account for 50% of cost. Social determinants drive and compound their health needs.
CMS matching 90% of state funds for Medicaid IT.
Give Doctors and Nurses more time with patients.
Need to help the productivity of every nurse, doctor and health system in the country.
We need a Moore’s law effect for health.
CMS will use every tool to drive out Information Blocking.
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