Posts for Health System Transformation

“We Don’t Just Take It, We Take Charge!”– Celebrating Older Americans Month

It’s May, and that means it’s Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is Age Out Loud, chosen “…to give aging a new voice – one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say.” Older Americans are a group that...

Director's Corner: What’s the Latest Evidence on Patient Engagement by Primary Care Practices?

Here at the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, we hold the core belief that the voices of consumers are essential for making our health care system better: easier to navigate, more user-friendly and more effective at addressing the...

Director's Corner: What's Next for Person-Centered Care?

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” – Winston Churchill, 1942 On the heels of the 7th anniversary of the signing of the...

Building a Bridge to Empowerment Across a Language Barrier

I recently had the privilege of joining partner advocates at the Rhode Island Organizing Project (RIOP) at a “house meeting” in the Providence community. RIOP staff have long used house meetings as a powerful organizing tool, gathering consumers in comfortable...

Trump HHS Indicates Openness to Using 1115 Waivers to Undermine Consumer Protections in Medicaid

On top of the uncertainty surrounding Medicaid expansion and Medicaid funding stemming from GOP Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal efforts, HHS Secretary Tom Price and CMS Chief Seema Verma’s recent letter to governors adds another layer of change and uneasiness....

The Takeaway: Why is the GOP health care plan so terrible?

Reviews are in on the House GOP health care plan, which has been enthusiastically embraced by President Trump, and they are pretty terrible.

Director's Corner: Bringing Health System Leaders Together to #ProtectInnovation

On Monday, March 6, our Center team hosted a briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. that brought together the voices of leaders of innovative health systems. Titled “Too Much to Lose: Protecting Patients, Protecting Progress in Health...

Director's Corner: When Words Collide - Same Words, Very Different Meanings for Consumer-Centric Lexicon

For example, think about consumer or patient engagement, something we promote and implement in our work here at the Center. Our vision for consumer engagement regards patients as active partners in their care

Dually Eligible Beneficiaries Placed in “Double Jeopardy” By Threats to Medicaid and Medicare

Beyond the unfolding rush to repeal the ACA, proposals in favor among Republican congressional leaders and the nominee for HHS Secretary, Rep. Tom Price, would permanently rework the structure and financing of Medicaid...
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