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  • State Health Policy and Big Data: The Fund at the Health Datapalooza Conference

    May 26, 2016

    Put “palooza” at the end of “data”—and you get a sense of overflowing information and potential. That is the concept behind the Health Datapalooza conference, an opportunity to focus on accelerating the use of data to improve health. Hosted by AcademyHealth, the seventh annual conference was held in Washington, DC, in early May. Read more

  • Massachusetts Moves Forward on Activities to Limit Health Care Cost Growth

    Mar 23, 2016

    How fast are health care costs growing in your state? What services or populations seem to be contributing most to those cost increases? Understanding the growth rate is important information for the financial health of states, as they struggle to provide needed services while limiting tax increases. The growth rate also has direct consequences for consumers, as health plan cost sharing has … Read more

  • Measuring Cost Across a State’s Health Care System

    Aug 17, 2015

    The measurement of cost across a state’s health care system—and setting targets for cost reduction—is a relatively new focus for states. In April, the Milbank Memorial Fund published a report on total cost of care (TCOC) measurement in four states, describing and comparing the policies in those states driving the activity, and the technical operations supporting it. As more states move to a … Read more