When the nonprofit behind the most popular performance measurement tool implemented health equity measures, it begged the question: how can healthcare organizations measure equity?
Healthcare industry leaders recognize the importance of the overarching issue. Almost 90 percent of healthcare executives agreed that health equity should be one of the industry’s priorities.
“We know what we can’t see and what we can’t measure, we can’t fix. And so, this is where measurement and accountability come into such an important space right now as we’re talking about healthcare quality,” Bryan Buckley, DrPH, director of health equity initiatives at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), told Healthcare Strategies.