A Checkup on Health Care Markets

A Checkup on Health Care Markets

A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center for Health Improvement highlights differences in how local and regional healthcare markets use information technology, publicly reported performance measurements, and other key initiatives that experts believe could drive improvements in the quality of health care for people with chronic illnesses. The study, A Checkup on Health Care Markets, (16 pages, PDF), grades fourteen communities on seven key attributes of healthcare market readiness, and concludes that any national attempt to improve healthcare quality must account for local and regional variations.