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When it comes to “Best Hospital” rankings, there’s one key metric that’s historically been missing from the equation: equity.
Kyu Rhee, IBM vice president and chief health officer, said that in a study the company conducted comparing all of the rankings—including IBM’s own—there were no individual measures that considered the work hospitals do to mitigate disparities in care and outcomes.
But that could soon change. COVID-19 is shining a light not just on infectious disease but also mental illness, chronic illness, and inequities, Rhee said. “This is a visibility moment,” Rhee explained during a Fortune Brainstorm Health virtual conversation on Thursday. These issues are “becoming more accentuated with COVID,” making this a key moment to rethink and reinvent hospital and health systems and “what measures matter,” he … Read more