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Karen Davis' Introduction, Presentation of the 2007 International Health Policy Survey

November 20, 2007 - Watch introductory remarks by Karen Davis, president of The Commonwealth Fund, given at the 2007 Commonwealth Fund International Symposium on Health Care Policy. Play »


Karen Davis on Congressional Health Reform Legislation

October 23, 2009 - In this Commonwealth Fund E-Forum, which offers audio and slides, Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis reviews the key provisions of the 2009 congressional health reform bills, as well as their potential impact on costs and coverage. Play »


Karen Davis on Health Care in the 2012 Election

October 2, 2012 - Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis talks about what the presidential election means for the future of U.S. health care on "Richard Heffner's Open Mind" on PBS. Play »


Karen Davis on the Future of Medicare

October 2, 2012 - Karen Davis talks about what the presidential election means for the future of Medicare on "Richard Heffner's Open Mind" on PBS. Play »


Katharina Janus on Her Harkness Fellowship Experience

June 24, 2009 - Katharina Janus, a 2006–07 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy from Germany, is an assistant professor at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. In this video, she discusses the impact of the Harkness Fellowship on her research and career. Play »


Keeping Young Adults Insured

August 6, 2009 - More than 13.2 million young adults in the U.S. have no health insurance coverage, finds a Commonwealth Fund study. While many young adults are healthy, this age group is in need of preventive care for the chronic conditions so many Americans develop. Learn how federal and state policies can help keep young people insured. Play »


Laurent Degos on Comparative Effectiveness in French Health Care

July 28, 2009 - Laurent Degos, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the French National Authority for Health (HAS), outlines the four principles of comparative effectiveness research in France, beginning with the principle that comparative effectiveness research is independent of decision makers and payers. Play »


Lloyd Sansom on Comparative Effectiveness in Australian Health Care

July 28, 2009 - Professor Emeritus Lloyd Sansom, AO, Chair, of the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), looks at how comparative effectiveness research helps give Australians "access to drugs that work at a cost they as individuals and we as a country can afford." Play »


Long-Term Care Surveyors Reflect on Achieving Resident-Centered Care

September 11, 2009 - This video, created by the Rhode Island Department of Health, and sponsored, in part, by The Commonwealth Fund, shares the thoughts of surveyors who participated in the Individualized Care Pilot, which used the mandated federal regulatory survey process to motivate and enable the state's nursing homes to fully realize the potential for resident-centered care inherent in the Nursing Home Reform Law. 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 »


Lower Satisfaction in Consumer-Directed Health Plans

December 5, 2005 - Commonwealth Fund vice president Sara R. Collins presents the findings from the EBRI/Commonwealth Fund Consumerism in Health Care Survey, released at a Employee Benefits Research Institute-Commonwealth Fund forum held December 8, 2005 in Washington, DC. Play »


Making the Grade: Improving the U.S. Health System

August 21, 2008 - In this July 17, 2008 briefing, members of the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System discuss the National Scorecard findings and ways to improve health care in the U.S. Speakers were: Karen Davis, Ph.D., President, The Commonwealth Fund; Cathy Schoen, M.S., Senior Vice President, Research and Evaluation, The Commonwealth Fund; Christine Cassel, M.D., President and CEO, American Board of Internal Medicine and Member, Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System; and Carolyn Clancy, M.D., Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Thanks to for the audio and transcript. Play »


Maximizing the Value of Health Information Technology

July 23, 2009 - Sarah Klein interviews Justin Starren, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Marshfield Clinic's Biomedical Informatics Research Center, about how health information technology can improve quality of care. Play »


"Medicaid/EPSDT: An Investment in Human Capital"

September 1, 2006 - Commonwealth Fund vice president Ed Schor, M.D., gave this presentation, "Medicaid/EPSDT: An Investment in Human Capital" at a national conference, "The Future of Medicaid and SCHIP: An Opportunity to Improve the Quality of Care for Children?" in Washington, DC. Play »


Medicare Managed Care: Who Does It Help?

June 1, 2006 - This Fund E-Forum offers presentations from a Commonwealth Fund/Alliance for Health Reform briefing, "Medicare Advantage: Early Views and Trendspotting," held May 19, 2006. Play »


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