Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
The NIHCM Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of America's health care system.
  • News

    To help you find answers to questions concerning COVID-19, NIHCM is providing you with links to expert sources that are frequently updated. We will continually update this list.

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  • Awards

    We are honored to announce the finalists for the 26th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards. The winning entry in each category will be announced in late Spring and will receive a $15,000 to $20,000 cash prize.

    See the Finalists Press Release The NIHCM Awards
  • Data Insights

    As individuals around the world practice physical distancing and quarantine, some may begin to feel increased levels of loneliness and social isolation. This new Data Insights explores the risk factors and identifies key strategies to combat loneliness and social isolation. 

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  • Grants

    NIHCM Foundation has awarded 14 grants for health care journalism including investigative reporting and educational opportunities for reporters.

    Press Release All Journalism Grantees
  • Grants

    NIHCM Foundation has awarded over $500,000 in grants to support nine investigator-initiated research studies.

    Press Release All Research Grantees
  • Briefing

    NIHCM Foundation led a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss social determinants of health and the opioid crisis with Founding President and CEO Nancy Chockley, former CMS Administrator Don Berwick, Curtis Barnett of Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Craig Samitt of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Grant Baldwin from the CDC.

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  • Advisory Board

    NIHCM Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Sherry Glied, PhD, and Katherine Baicker, PhD, to its distinguished Advisory Board. Their ideas and insights will advance NIHCM's mission to improve health care for millions of Americans.

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Events

April 15, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-041520

In this webinar, speakers will discuss what questions journalists should ask providers and health systems to gauge their plans and preparedness and to understand the hard calls they are making on rationing care.

April 08, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-040820

This webinar highlighted how a top reporter stays on top of the story every day and offered actionable tips that will bolster fellow journalists' coverage.

In the News

March 2020
Population Health Spotlight
newsletter rural urban new
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Navigating Care Choices: How to Help Consumers Shop for Value

September 22, 2017 | 09:00 AM
10:30 AM ET

Less than one in five patients reports having seen information comparing prices and quality across health plans or providers, and even fewer report having used such information to select care, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll. As the burden of health care spending continues to mount, patients have a growing incentive to shop around for high quality care at competitive prices—but they're going to need help.

This webinar highlighted strategies to guide consumers toward high-value health care, including:

  • the use of reference pricing to spur cost-conscious purchasing for drugs and other procedures
  • research on which incentives lead consumers to seek care in lower-cost settings, and why the state of Massachusetts has made this issue a focus in cost-control efforts
  • ways for employers to engage employees in their health care choices and encourage shopping, including potential regulatory changes to allow more financial incentives
  • innovative tools health plans can use to facilitate shopping for care, including a provider finder with cost estimates
  • new evidence challenging the theory that high deductible health plans with HSAs lead patients to reduce wasteful medical spending

Speakers

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Kristof Stremikis
Pacific Business Group on Health
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David Auerbach, PhD
Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
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Rachel O. Reid, MD
RAND Corporation
whaley
Christopher Whaley, PhD
University of California, Berkeley & RAND Corporation
meier
Tom Meier
Health Care Service Corporation

Presentation Slides

"Improving Value Through Consumerism and Transparency: What are Employers Doing?" by Kristof Stremiki, Pacific Business Group on Health
"Consumer Preferences, Hospital Choices, and Demand-side Incentives," by David Auerbach, PhD, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
"Choosing Wisely--Or Not: Assessing Low-Value Health Care Service Delivery," by Rachel O. Reid, MD, RAND Corporation
"Reference Pricing and Consumer Use of Low-Priced Providers and Services," by Christopher Whaley, University of California, Berkeley & RAND Corporation
"Consumer Engagement in Health Care Decisions," by Tom Meier, Health Care Service Corporation

Events

April 15, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-041520

In this webinar, speakers will discuss what questions journalists should ask providers and health systems to gauge their plans and preparedness and to understand the hard calls they are making on rationing care.

April 08, 2020
USC-covid19-webinar-040820

This webinar highlighted how a top reporter stays on top of the story every day and offered actionable tips that will bolster fellow journalists' coverage.

In the News

March 2020
Population Health Spotlight
newsletter rural urban new

Grants

Journalism GrantsJournalism Grant Program

NIHCM has announced its 2019 journalism grantees. We will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2020-2021 funding cycle in late spring 2020.

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Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program

NIHCM has announced its 2019 research grantees. We will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2020-2021 funding cycle in late spring 2020.

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Awards

The 26th Annual Research and Journalism Awards

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We are honored to announce the finalists for the 26th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.

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