HMP Global September 16, 2022
Providing equal access to quality care is the central tenet of health equity, a concept which has gained considerable traction in the last two years. The pandemic has highlighted numerous differences in the availability, utilization, and quality of health care services for underserved populations.
Improving health equity is quickly becoming a priority for health care organizations. Back in 2007, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement released its Triple Aim of health care with the goals of optimizing performance, reducing costs, and improving patient care. The framework quickly grew to encompass a fourth aim of improving the clinician experience; many experts are now calling for a quintuple aim that adds the goal of health equity.
Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...