|As an outcome to our
last meeting we developed this new framework.
It begins with our VISION to reform healthcare.
government has a significant stake – and role - in overall healthcare reform
and the advancement of health information technology. Some 40 percent
of all healthcare expenditures are made by the federal government serving
selected patient groups.
|The elements of
healthcare reform are basic and our depicted as our GOALS _
|We must improve the–
|• Improve Quality
|• Increase the Access to care
|• and finally reduce healthcare costs that are spiraling out
have a vested interest in each of these components of reform.
|In evaluating how we
(the federal agencies) can have the most impact look at the POPULATIONS
we serve. The list of populations
depicted does not represent all the possibilities, but does provide a
|From there, we look
at where we can have the most impact – what programs serve the same
populations, where are there opportunities to collaborate? How do they align with meeting our goals?
is based on common needs in healthcare IT where agencies come together
to create collaborative solutions
|•benefit multiple federal agencies;
|•bring solutions to achieve health information
|•and most importantly, serve their mission priorities to
meet citizen needs.
|Once we have
identified the populations and programs and goals, we collectively share
and/or develop solutions. The solution
may be in the form of architecture (FHISE), investment planning (FHIPR), or
of improved performance should be a byproduct of our process and align back
to our goals and will ultimately be measured by how government addresses
|As we continue our
discussion today, we will refer back to this framework.