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How to tweak federal funding strategies to better support healthcare innovation

January 2, 2018


As major payers tweak their reimbursement policies in search of higher-value care delivery, opportunities for transformative innovation get lost because clinical operations naturally resist change. An opinion piece in JAMA suggests that adjusting federal funding policies could help drive more effective change.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s current research grant application process is not well suited to drive health systems toward innovative care delivery, according to Andrew B. Bindman, M.D., of the University of California, San Francisco; Peter J. Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore; and David A. Asch, M.D., of the Perelman School of Medicine.

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