Briefs & Reports

Aiming Higher for Health System Performance: A Profile of Seven States That Perform Well on The Commonwealth FundÍs 2009 State Scorecard

The Commonwealth Fund

Sharon Silow-Carroll

As a companion to The Commonwealth FundÍs 2009 State Scorecard on Health System Performance, this report profiles seven states,VT, HI, IA, MN, MA, WI, and DE, that have achieved and sustained high levels of health system performance. These states provide useful examples of state policies and practices that may be reasonably associated with health system improvement: a long-term commitment to reform, collaboration among stakeholders, leadership to expand health insurance coverage, transparency of health information, and a capacity to act on emerging best practices.