The Center for Health Policy, created in 2006, is housed at the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Public Health. The CHP faculty and staff collaborate with state and local government, as well as public and private health care organizations in health policy and program development to conduct high quality program evaluation and applied research on critical health policy-related issues. CHP serves as a bridge between academic health researchers and state and local government as well as health care organizations and community leaders.
Quality of Care as a Driver of Hospital Consolidation: A Look at Indiana Hospitals
Quality of care will be an important driver for hospital consolidations in the near future. One important aspect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the establishment of direct financial consequences for low quality performers, making that a top priority. Consequently, quality of care and reimbursement will be linked, providing an additional incentive for hospitals to join a health system or network. It is anticipated that this will lead to tougher regulations for hospital mergers and acquisitions and more oversight in operations. Read more here.
This issue brief was also published in the Winter 2013 edition of the Hoosier Times, the magazine of the HFMA, Indiana Chapter, and can be viewed here.
Indiana Primary Health Care
Over the past few years access to health care services has been in the forefront of health care discussions. Driving these discussions are rising chronic disease rates, skyrocketing health care...
Prescription drug abuse rising in Indiana
The Consumption and Consequences of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs in Indiana: A State Epidemiological Profile 2011
The Center for Health Policy has released The Consumption and Consequences of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs in Indiana: A State Epidemiological Profile 2011. This annual report, written for state...