Lee Goldberg directs Pew’s improving end-of-life care project, which works to advance policies that help people receive high-quality health care near the end of their lives. Before coming to Pew, Goldberg was vice president for health policy at the National Academy of Social Insurance, where he wrote extensively on options for addressing the financing of long-term supports and services, the development of health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, and the impact of hospital consolidation on health care markets. Goldberg received a master’s degree in international economics and international relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and a law degree from George Washington University. He is a member of the California bar.
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For more than 20 years, quality measures—tools used to assess health care processes or patient outcomes against recognized standards—have proliferated in nearly all areas of medicine, helping providers improve patient safety, reduce hospital readmissions, and better manage chronic diseases such as diabetes. However, quality measures for end-of-life care are a glaring exception: The... Read More
Electronic health records (EHRs) have the potential to dramatically increase physicians’ ability to provide the right care at the right time by making sure they know a patient’s treatment preferences and values. Read More