Accelerating Innovation At The Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services

Donald Berwick and Richard Gilfillan

Posted 10/21/11 on The Health Affairs Blog

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Innovation has revolutionized medicine.  Technology enables us to peer into the depths of the human body to diagnose disease, offer life-saving pharmaceutical treatments, and unlock the power of genomics to help predict, diagnose and treat disease.

Innovation is vital to our health care system and has made the American health care the envy of the world in many respects.  Despite this progress, it’s also true that too often—as any health care provider will tell you—we still deliver and pay for health care the same as we did 50 years ago.

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