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As noted in the Institute of Medicine’s seminal report Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, “health care today harms too frequently and routinely fails to deliver its potential benefits.” For over a decade, foundations have been showcasing to the field that improving health care quality is both needed and possible. GIH recognizes that this work is now an integral part of the health reform law and that bridging the “quality chasm” will require change at all levels of our health care system.

Contact Ann McMillan for more information about our programming in this area.



Issue Spotlight

Spotlight
February 2018


This Health Affairs publication tracks how failed diffusion of innovations may be linked to an inability to use and apply data, information, and knowledge to change perceptions of current practice and motivate change. Authors found that implementation of some technological components of innovation (for example, electronic health records) has occurred among health care organizations, but core functions needed to use data to drive innovation are lacking. The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) survey was led by the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and funded by a grant from The Commonwealth Fund.


Spotlight
February 2018


In a recent webinar for PharmaVOICE, Manatt Health revealed the megatrends reinventing the life sciences industry—and how they relate to new thinking by patients, providers and payers. In a new three-part series summarizing the program, we will examine each trend’s trajectory—and how shifts in the patient, provider and payer landscapes will affect life sciences companies, reinventing their business models and relationships. Part one focuses on the megatrends for patients. Future webinars will explore megatrends for providers and payers.


Upcoming Events

  • Webinar
    February 21, 2018 12:00 pm

    Cosponsored with Grantmakers In Aging.
    As part of our collaborative Invitation to Innovation initiative, Grantmakers In Aging and Grantmakers In Health are cosponsoring a monthly series of funders-only discussions focused on the challenges of and opportunities for improving care for people with complex health and social needs.


  • Webinar
    March 21, 2018 12:00 pm

    Cosponsored with Grantmakers In Aging.
    As part of our collaborative Invitation to Innovation initiative, Grantmakers In Aging and Grantmakers In Health are cosponsoring a monthly series of funders-only discussions focused on the challenges of and opportunities for improving care for people with complex health and social needs.


  • Webinar
    April 25, 2018 12:00 pm

    Cosponsored with Grantmakers In Aging.
    As part of our collaborative Invitation to Innovation initiative, Grantmakers In Aging and Grantmakers In Health are cosponsoring a monthly series of funders-only discussions focused on the challenges of and opportunities for improving care for people with complex health and social needs.







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