January 09, 2015 — admin
Commonwealth Medicine is shaping conversation on health care policy, both on the local and national levels. We want to ensure that people who rely on public agencies for their health care have access to quality, cost-effective services.
The health policy leaders at Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting division of UMass Medical School, have the applied research and legal expertise essential for successfully developing, analyzing, and implementing health policy.
We develop and promote policies to help people with disabilities overcome obstacles that can prevent them from working.
As the population lives longer, financial planning for long-term care becomes increasingly important. We are developing financing initiatives to help prepare people for paying for long-term care for themselves and their family members.
New policies’ effect on health care systems can be positive or negative — or anywhere in between. At Commonwealth Medicine, we develop, evaluate, and implement policies, always taking into account their potential impact on health care systems.
After conducting extensive analysis of a client's pharmacy and medical claims data, we compare it to current evidence-based medicine and clinical guidelines. Our resulting policy-change recommendations maximize positive patient outcomes while containing costs.
We are developing policy for health information technology and exchange. Our focus is on standards, privacy and security, financing, and sustainability.
Our team develops and implements policies for public health and managed care organizations that serve populations with substance use disorders.