Who We Are
Considering the unrivaled amount of spending on healthcare in the U.S., our nation's health system scores dramatically lower compared to other countries in many key areas. The federal government enacted two laws—the Recovery Act and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—to stimulate major changes in health and healthcare delivery.
Meeting the Challenge of Healthcare Transformation
Achieving large-scale connected integration—of transforming the health sector into a health system—is a systems engineering challenge of enormous scale. Sponsors and clients engaged in health functions within the federal government have an unprecedented need for the kinds of systems engineering and integration expertise, organizational and cross-boundary change management, and objective, trustworthy advice provided by FFRDCs.
CAMH works across the health community on a wide variety of business, policy, technology, and operational challenges. Among other issues, we're working to:
- Strengthen the healthcare system through innovation
- Build the capacity of the nation's health infrastructure and workforce to adapt to change
- Accelerate the pace of translating scientific discoveries into practice
None of these tasks is simple or short term. We are helping our sponsors confront some of the nation's toughest challenges related to health and health information technology. To develop a way forward, we collaborate with a range of partners. They include professional and technical organizations, standards bodies, advisory committees, academic institutions, and other enterprises.
CAMH seeks to advance the nation's progress toward an integrated health system with improved access and quality at a sustainable cost.