May 2022 | Volume 1


Moving Intelligent Change Forward


Value to the patient is knowing that the entire system - from clinician to payer - is focused on helping them achieve their best state of wellness. We have a long way to go before everyone can experience that reality. Achieving health equity requires that decisions occur between the patient and their clinician. Sure, evidence and AI and practice guidelines can inform, but in that moment of decision, no one else is relevant, really. We spend too much time arguing about the bad and costly results of not having a system focused on equity and wellness.


Voices on Value: The importance of patient-focused value assessment Part 1

Well-structured value assessments should allow stakeholders to compare different treatment options and arm them with information that enables them to choose the treatment that meets patient preferences and treatment goals.

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Voices on Value: The importance of patient-focused value assessment Part 2

There are some approaches to value, including multi-criteria decision analysis, or novel aspects of value (e.g., indirect patient benefit, caregiver benefit) that are uniquely patient-focused but are largely missing from traditional value assessment. Why are these approaches important?

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Equity-Centered Public Health Data Demands New Voices At The Table

We must learn a key lesson from this pandemic: The systemic exclusion of marginalized communities from health, economic, and social advancements is inextricably linked to our nation’s consistent failure to achieve greater health equity for all.

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CMS needs to include measures for social drivers of health

Every day, physicians encounter patients in their practices who show the toll of skipping meals to feed their children, or who cannot refrigerate their insulin because they have no electricity. They know that improving their patients’ health is achievable only by addressing these and other social drivers of health (SDOH), but are often limited in their ability to do that.

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Value Defects In The Health Services Sector

As of 2021, US health care expenditures exceed $3.8 trillion. It’s no secret that health care is nearly as wasteful in spending on value defects—behaviors that needlessly reduce quality, negatively impact the patient experience, or add to total costs of care—as it is in delivering clinical benefits.

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My depression was so acute I tried to resign. Now, I’m KPMG’s chief mental health officer

On a chilly October morning in 2006, I found myself in a familiar place: sitting in my car in the office parking garage, crying. For months, I’d struggled to eat or sleep. Nothing brought me joy. I felt like I was drowning. Today is the day, I told myself, unconvincingly. Today you’re going to walk into that office and feel normal again. 

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US pediatricians’ group moves to abandon race-based guidance

For years, pediatricians have followed flawed guidelines linking race to risks for urinary infections and newborn jaundice. In a new policy announced Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics said it is putting all its guidance under the microscope to eliminate “race-based” medicine and resulting health disparities.

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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

(703) 628 - 0534


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