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An International Aim: Using Public Reporting on Provider Performance to Improve Quality

April 8, 2014 - Health ministers from around the world discuss improvement initiatives that share quality information about health care providers with the providers themselves, and the public. Play »


Improving Chronic Disease Care Across Countries

April 8, 2014 - Health ministers from around the world discuss their approaches to improving care and controlling costs for people living with chronic disease. Play »


Finding Coverage in the Health Insurance Markeplaces

March 28, 2014 - In this video in the Health Reform and You series, Commonwealth Fund Vice President Sara Collins and a couple with a small business talk about the financial security and coverage that can be found through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces. Play »


A Health Insurance Solution for Small Businesses

December 13, 2013 - About one-quarter of American workers are employed by companies with fewer than 50 people on the payroll, and until now, insurers have charged these employers more for health insurance. In this episode, The Commonwealth Fund's Sara Collins and grantee Jon Gabel explain how the Affordable Care Act has ended that practice, and given employers the ability to offer their workers a choice of affordable plans. Play »


Lord Darzi of Denham: "An Ambitious Agenda for Health Reform"

December 5, 2013 - Lord Darzi of Denham, Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery, Imperial College London, gave the John M. Eisenberg International Lecture at 2013 International Health Policy Symposium in Washington, D.C. Play »


German Minister of Health Daniel Bahr: "A Vision for a High Performing and Sustainable Health Care System"

December 5, 2013 - Daniel Bahr, the Federal Minister of Health in Germany, gave the keynote lecture at the 2013 International Health Policy Symposium in Washington, D.C. He was introduced by Donald Berwick, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Play »


Sharing Health Care Solutions Across Countries

December 3, 2013 - While medical treatments themselves vary little across wealthy nations, differences abound in how care is delivered to patients. In a new video, Robin Osborn, the Commonwealth Fund's vice president for International Health Policy and Practice Innovations, dispels myths about the health systems of other nations and discusses innovations that are improving access to high-quality health care. The video is part of our Health Reform & You series. Play »


Why People Need Coordinated Health Care

October 31, 2013 - Commonwealth Fund vice president Anne-Marie Audet, M.D., M.P.H., explains how care teams, health IT, and new ways of paying health care providers, can improve care for patients while lowering costs. Play »


New Directions for The Commonwealth Fund

September 12, 2013 - Commonwealth Fund president David Blumenthal, M.D., reflects on the importance of making the health care system work for every American, and how The Commonwealth Fund's refreshed agenda will focus on improving the affordability and accessibility of care and the way in which care is delivered by looking at innovative ideas and practices here and abroad. Play »


Investing in the Health Care of Undocumented Workers

August 15, 2013 - The 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States are excluded from all provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Find out why improving access to care for these workers could benefit all Americans. Play »


Health Reform & You—Nursing Home Quality: Improving Care for Our Seniors

July 18, 2013 - In this video, Mary Jane Koren, vice president for the Picker-Commonwealth Fund Long-Term Care Quality Improvement Program at The Commonwealth Fund, explains how the Advancing Excellence campaign is working to improve the lives of nursing home residents, while saving money for the system without cutting back on services. Play »


'Talking Health' Episode: The Affordable Care Act

June 18, 2013 - The latest episode of CUNY-TV’s Talking Health series, dedicated to health care policies and practices in the U.S., explains how the health insurance provisions in the health reform law will work. Play »


2012 International Health Ministers' Policy Roundtable

April 2, 2013 - Watch highlights of the health ministers' roundtable discussion from The Commonwealth Fund's 15th International Symposium on Health Care Policy. Play »


Improving the Way Medicare Pays for Care

March 26, 2013 - Today, Medicare pays health care providers based the number of services they provide, rather than the quality of that care. Sandy Hausman talks with Commonwealth Fund vice president Stuart Guterman and Michael Chernew of Harvard Medical School about how to reform Medicare payment in an effort to control health care spending growth while improving care. Play »


Shared Decision-Making in Health Care

February 7, 2013 - The use of health care decision aids such as multimedia programs, videos, and even brochures can help patients become more engaged with their care, and lead to better health outcomes and lower health care costs. Play »


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