Wide disparities exist in the quality of care delivered, with marginalized and vulnerable populations experiencing worse health outcomes. Efforts to reduce disparities and increase quality overall have had mixed results. In particular, the current measurement framework has been criticized for increasing administrative burden and detracting from patient-centered care. The urgency of identifying measures that matter to patients is only enhanced in a post-MACRA environment. In this exciting forum, Dr. Kyle Eggleton will discuss his work with the indigenous Māori population in New Zealand, discuss how measurements may differ for indigenous populations, introduce a framework for evaluating measurement sets, and apply this taxonomy to quality metrics in the US and New Zealand. Please join us to hear about how this framework can be used to improve measurement and ultimately health outcomes.
Kyle is an established New Zealand family physician who for the majority of his clinical career has worked in a rural setting. Over the last five years Kyle has developed an interest in Māori health and currently works as a family physician for a Māori tribal organization. He utilizes Māori models of health in his consultations. His clinics are held in community settings such as community trusts and schools and are free to anyone. Kyle is a recognized clinical leader both regionally and nationally with past and present membership of a number of clinical governance and policy groups. For a number of years he was the Clinical Director of Primary Care for Northland, a predominately rural region in the north of New Zealand.