MedeAnalytics Posts Two-Minute Video "Accountable Care in U.K. Health Reform"

Latest in Series of "Two-Minute Drill" Videos on Healthcare Policy Issues Examines Commonality Between U.K. and U.S. Health Reform with Regard to Accountable Care

Feb 06, 2013, 07:00 ET from MedeAnalytics

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MedeAnalytics, a leading provider of healthcare performance management solutions, has posted a new two-minute video titled "Accountable Care in U.K. Health Reform." The video examines the primary drivers for health reform in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and the emphasis placed on accountable care as an essential mechanism for achieving that country's reform goals. As in the United States, accountable care is seen as an important vehicle for improving quality and reducing costs.


U.K.: A Benchmark Nation for U.S. Health Reform
"Throughout our nation's health reform pilgrimage, comparisons with the U.K. have been common," says Ken Perez, MedeAnalytics' director of healthcare policy and senior vice president of marketing. "Former CMS Administrator Don Berwick was very positive about the U.K.'s National Health Service, so keeping abreast of what's going on across the pond has been part and parcel of our country's health reform discussion. The U.K. is the nation against which we are most often benchmarked." Perez notes that, at its heart, U.K. reform efforts share our country's emphasis on Berwick's "triple aim" of better care for individuals, better health for populations, and slower growth in costs.

Video Series Frames Issues for Busy Executives
MedeAnalytics' "Two-Minute Drill" videos, supported by graphics illustrating key concepts, are designed to provide busy executives with useful insight into complicated issues. The video series is part of MedeAnalytics' continuing service to healthcare industry executives and policy professionals attempting to understand and plan for the impact of the myriad legislative requirements affecting healthcare. Videos in the series are supported by more detailed resources, including the MedeAnalytics Medicare Insight Resource Center.

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