On February 11, Executive Vice President Ann Spicer participated in the initial meeting of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio’s (HPIO) Health Measurement Advisory Group which will be involved in updating HPIO’s Health Value Dashboard in 2016 for publication in 2017.
The HPIO Health Value Dashboard, the first-of-its-kind combined state ranking of health outcomes and health care costs, shows that Ohio’s health value rank is 47, with Ohioans living less healthy lives and spending more on health care than people in most other states. Improving health value means consumers have access to health care services that are affordable; employers pay less money for their employee’s health care; Ohio’s workforce is stronger, healthier, and more productive; and Ohioans live longer and healthier lives. The Dashboard is intended to assess progress toward improved health value in Ohio over time.
HPIO President Amy Rohling McGee presented findings of the 2014 Health Value Dashboard during the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors meeting held October 25, 2015.
The OAFP is using the current edition of the Health Value Dashboard to inform development of the new OAFP strategic plan (2016-20).