Putting Patients Back at the Center of Healthcare: How CMS Measures Prioritize Patient-Centered Outcomes
Today’s healthcare encounters are too often marked by more clinician screen time than patient-clinician engagement. Increasing regulatory reporting burdens are diverting clinician attention from their true priority—the patient. To put patients back at the center of care, CMS introduced its Meaningful Measures framework in 2017. The initiative identifies the highest priorities for quality measurement and improvement, with the goal of aligning measures with CMS strategic goals, including the following:
Empowering patients and clinicians to make decisions about their healthcare.
Supporting innovative approaches to improve quality, safety, accessibility, and affordability.