The IOM’s Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care and Blue Shield of California Foundation today announced a joint workshop on measuring progress toward better care, lower costs, and better health for the nation’s population. This workshop will identify challenges, options, and approaches to promoting and aligning existing national, regional, and institutional measurement systems in order to assess these critical facets of health care in the United States. To achieve this goal, meeting participants will discuss existing and needed core measures – which must be accurate, actionable, accessible, real-time, and continuous – to guide key decisions by all health care stakeholders. These measures must be comparably and seamlessly collected through efforts at the national, state, and local levels. The workshop will be held in November 2012, and further details will be updated here.