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What is Health Equity & Why Does it Matter?

by | May 9, 2023 | Consumer

Technology can be a “Love/Hate” relationship for those of all ages, but when it comes to our personal healthcare, the importance will escalate over the next few years.

Our goal is to educate those of all ages and from all walks of life on topics you won’t learn about through ordinary media outlets. We are non-biased in our approach and provide links to the facts.

One place for an individual to focus is found in the “Person Centered Care” area. This area will have the greatest impact on people across the nation in the next few years.

How you educate yourself, to better understand what will be driving the transformation in care you will experience and be accountable for, can be accomplished by clicking through the links we provide to learn what is underway in health care delivery, as well as the data your provider is collecting on you and your management of your chronic conditions and wellness efforts.

Officials from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a National Quality Strategy.  The Meaningful Measures Framework  and Meaningful Measures 2.0 initiative has an approach to improve heath care across the country. A year ago, the agency launched the CMS National Quality Strategy, an ambitious long-term initiative that aims to promote the highest quality outcomes and safest care for all individuals including quality measurement; public reporting; value-based payment programs and models; establishing and enforcing health and safety standards; and providing quality improvement in technical assistance.

The focus for any individual is in the “Person Centered Care” area, but data collection, through the use of technology, contributes to all eight categories.

Measures in this priority promote the principle that care should be delivered with consideration of the needs, values, and goals of the individual, caregiver, and their family. Goals under this priority are:

  • Optimal Patient Experience
  • Optimal Patient Engagement
  • Optimal Functional Outcomes
  • Optimal Home- and Community-Based Services

There is a download named, Cascade of Meaningful Measures Framework at the bottom of the page (in EXCEL format) where you can look to all the elements, research behind the measure, and the stakeholder input (from you and your care provider), within each measure to see what “data points” (where you can learn to align you specific health conditions to the objectives, goals, and research references) they are collecting on each individual.

This is how your individual “story” is integrated into the, “Individual and Caregiver Voice” into the goals and objectives along with progress and improvement made along with access to care. Looking for a more in-depth education based on YOUR role, become a member today!


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