Governor O’Malley’s vision for health care reform addresses health care quality, costs, and access together. Governor O’Malley created the Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council through Executive Order to focus priorities for improving health care in Maryland. The Council brings together health care leaders to collaborate on ways to improve quality and contain costs across the public and private sectors. The Council will lay out a blueprint to make Maryland an international leader in the delivery of health care.
To maximize the health of the citizens of Maryland through strategic planning, coordination of public and private resources, and evaluation that leads to: effective, appropriate, and efficient policies; health promotion and disease prevention initiatives, high quality care delivery, and reductions in disparities in healthcare outcomes
The State of Maryland is a demonstrated national leader in the implementation of innovative, effective cost containment strategies and the attainment of health and high quality health care. The State’s efforts are guided by a commitment to ensuring that care is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, equitable, integrated and affordable.
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