This transformation would change American healthcare from an overly expensive and error-prone system to a value-based system that supports and rewards high-quality — effective, efficient, safe, timely and affordable care.
This can only be accomplished using a “high-fidelity” healthcare model that offers financial incentives and health information technologies to collaborative networks of practitioners, researchers, patients/consumers, and health plans that focus on reducing healthcare costs and improving outcomes through:
Continual learning and knowledge-building
Advanced decision-support and information-sharing
The use of evolving evidence-based guidelines
Integrated, coordinated, multidisciplinary care.
Our country should focus on providing the resources and leadership required to fill the systemic holes and pave the way to substantial and sustainable improvements in American healthcare.