Muskie School of Public Service

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? [Policy Paper]

Abstract: 

In 2011, the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) launched its Advancing Payment Reform initiative to stimulate innovative payment and delivery system reform strategies in Maine. This policy paper reports on the health data experience of the 14 program grantees, using interviews conducted in 2013-14 and other information garnered from the evaluation of the initiative. The paper focuses on the role and impact of health data in supporting implementation and monitoring of specific components of the projects’ reform strategies; the data infrastructure challenges the projects have faced and how those have been addressed; and the generalizable lessons learned so far for improving data usefulness, access, analysis, and integration to support payment and delivery system reform.

Support for this policy paper was provided by the Maine Health Access Foundation.

Suggested Citation: Shaw B, Coburn A, Fox K, Gerstenberger A, Leonard B. Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service; February, 2015. Policy Paper.

Publication Type: 
Research and Policy Brief
Publish Date: 
February 23, 2015
URL: 
http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/Publications/PHHP/Health-Data-Financing-Delivery-System-Reform.pdf