KHC March Community Health Forum

Building Better Healthcare Value in Cincinnati: How employers are collaborating with other healthcare stakeholders  to improve health and reduce costs in the Queen City

Join the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative and hear Craig Osterhues, Manager, Health Services at GE Aviation, on how Cincinnati is transforming healthcare in their community, GE’s role, and the results they are seeing.  Below is an excerpt from GE’s White Paper on this work.

“Since 2010, GE and other large local employers, hospitals, insurers, government, physicians and patients in Cincinnati came together to improve healthcare quality and access to care, and cut costs. If done well, this approach could transform healthcare from an on-going economic risk to a competitive advantage.

The partners built the program around five pillars: primary care, information technology, quality improvement, consumer engagement, and payment innovation. They have been collecting metrics on healthcare improvement, health outcomes and costs, and tracking goals for the metropolitan area’s 2.2 million residents. At the same time, the community has invested in digital records, better care delivery models and consumer engagement through websites like yourhealthmatters.org to improve healthcare efficiency and generate better value.  The results so far have been encouraging.”

  GE HealthyMagination, Building Better Healthcare Value in Cincinnati:  How Employers are collaborating with Other Healthcare,  2013 Stakeholders to Improve Health and Reduce Costs in the Queen City

This event is sponsored by GE Aviation and the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative.  The host and breakfast sponsor is Baptist Health.