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Advancing Primary Care Delivery: Practical, Proven, and Scalable Approaches
(September 2014) Primary care represents an estimated 6 percent to 8 percent of national health care spending — approximately $200 billion to $250 billion annually. Primary care visits account for 55 percent of the 1 billion physician office visits annually in the United States, and the Affordable Care Act could generate an additional 25 million primary care visits annually. There are multiple, complementary pathways to successfully expand primary care capacity and improve service delivery. When implemented successfully, their common threads include focusing on the patient; the quality of service delivery; and paying for value.


Working Paper:  
Health Care Cost Containment - How Technology Can Cut Red Tape and Simplify Health Care Administration 
(June 2009) Savings of $332 billion in national health expenditures could be achieved over the next decade by making better use of technology and streamlining administrative processes, says this report. The report provides practical ways in which technology can save money by modernizing the administrative and transactional aspects of health care.


Working Paper: 
Federal Health Care Cost Containment - How in Practice Can it be Done? Options with a real world track record of success 
(May 2009) The federal government could save $540 billion in health care costs over the next 10 years if existing, proven programs and techniques that have improved health care quality and slowed the growth of medical spending are applied more broadly, says this report. The report provides policymakers and health care leaders with a range of “real world” savings options.

Image of health records not interoperable between systems.

Today’s electronic health records are not sufficiently interoperable,
preventing data sharing among health care systems.

Image of health records interoperable between systems.