As we all strive to improve quality of care, two crucial questions remain at the heart of the issue: How do we define, and identify, quality in practices, hospitals and other health care settings? Then, how can new methods of identifying quality in practices help improve the standardization of processes and care that patients receive? Join host Dr. Jack Lewin and his guest, Francois de Brantes, executive director of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute in Newton, Connecticut, which manages the Bridges to Excellence and PROMETHEUS payment programs. Mr. de Brantes talks about the specific data that can help identify quality, and ways to utilize these data to improve and facilitate quality improvement. How does identifying quality in cardiovascular practices coincide with the increasing interest in value-based health care delivery?