August 2021 | Volume 1
Perhaps our greatest opportunity right now is to let patient experience lead. Through the input and insight of patients and families, we can identify the targets, pathways, tactics, resources and partnerships that are the successful recipe for health equity.
Toward Equity in Value Assessment: Paths Forward
IVI’s three-part series on health equity and value assessment concluded earlier this month, and we’re proud to have convened these thoughtful dialogues among diverse experts from patient, research, life science, employer, and clinician communities across North America.
For Its Health Equity Agenda, The Biden Administration Needs Research That Focuses On Impacted Communities
The Biden administration is calling for the whole of government to advance an equity agenda. The administration wants to "allocate resources to address the historic failure to invest sufficiently, justly, and equally in underserved communities, as well as individuals from those communities,” according to an executive order dated January 20, 2021.
Nine Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic for Improving Hospital Care and Health Care Delivery
New York City (NYC) was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US in March 2020. A dense city of only 302 square miles, it has had 33 359 deaths and 109 192 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 as of June 15, 2021.1 In guiding NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest municipal hospital system in the US, through the pandemic, we have learned a number of lessons.
How Patient Voice Should Ripple Through the Health Care Ecosystem
Patient-centricity is a longstanding aspiration in health care. But most stakeholders aim to apply patient insights to a specific set of goals—like treatment development or point-of-care—without recognizing the related ripple effects those goals have on other aspects of health care. For example, the design of a clinical trial (including the protocols, investigator sites, and endpoints measured) has a huge impact on which patients participate.
Medicare eligibility erases many healthcare disparities in US
When it was launched 56 years ago, Medicare became the first single-payer insurance program in the U.S., guaranteeing medical coverage to virtually every American once they turned 65.
Medicare has proven to be a crucial feature of the U.S. safety net, providing healthcare services to tens of millions of Americans while helping to keep them out of poverty.
Navigating the high costs of cancer care: opportunities for patient engagement
Over the past decade, the financial burden of cancer care on patients and their families has garnered increased attention. Many of the potential solutions have focused on system-level interventions such as adopting value-based payment models and negotiating drug prices; less consideration has been given to actions at the patient level to address cancer care costs.

Passion + Quality = Change That Matters
I embrace the powerful opportunities in our evolving health care landscape. I founded Momentum Health Strategies to be a catalyst for change through continuous learning, diverse engagement and thoughtful policy and practice initiatives. I deliver innovative, strategic thinking and a passion for improving the patient experience. My personal drive and dedication to high-quality results will help you navigate the competitive terrain you face and convert your vision to action.

Momentum Health Strategies

Jennifer L Bright, MPA
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