“The KHC has been an effective, neutral convener of all community stakeholders, catalyzing meaningful progress toward a joint agenda for healthcare transformation. By successfully achieving strategic alignment among disparate stakeholders and driving consensus around measures of success, the KHC has facilitated forward progress toward the Triple Aim of better care and better health, at lower cost.”
About the Collaborative
The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC) is a non-profit organization comprised of representatives who have a major stake in improving the health status and the healthcare delivery system in Greater Louisville and Kentucky. The KHC creates a space for multiple stakeholders to work collaboratively toward the Triple Aim goals of Better Health, Better Care, and Better Value.
The mission of the KHC is to coordinate action-oriented efforts to mobilize the community to improve health and well-being. The KHC works collaboratively to improve access to high quality care and drive cost-efficient solutions, enhancing the economic competitiveness of the region.
As a Regional Health Improvement Collaborative, we work to solve complex health problems facing our local community by engaging multiple healthcare stakeholders. We believe a multi-sector approach provides the best opportunity for innovative, workable solutions to improve healthcare quality, cost, and experience. Our collaborative is particularly useful in solving problems where multiple healthcare sectors can accomplish more together than alone.
The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative is deeply committed to healthcare transparency, measurement, and transformation through education, networking, and collaboration.
- TRANSPARENCY: The KHC collaboratively developed the GoHealthShare website, GoHealthShare.com, with its members and community partners. The website displays quality and location information on primary care practices, women’s health practices, and hospitals. GoHealthShare has over 100 medical practices participating covering Jefferson, Oldham, and Bullitt counties in Kentucky and Floyd, Clark, Harrison, and Scott counties in Indiana.
- MEASUREMENT: The KHC has been combining commercial and Medicaid health plan data to provide quality measurement reports to providers in Kentucky and Southern Indiana for nearly a decade. Each year, over 4,500 reports are distributed to providers and group practices to promote best practices and evidenced-based medicine by allowing comparison to local and state averages and benchmarks.
- NETWORKING AND LEARNING: The KHC offers several educational and networking events that focus on learning and discussion of emerging trends in healthcare. Our community forums and conference are open to the public and feature national and local expert speakers. Our employer round tables provide an opportunity for employers to learn and share best practices around the challenges they are currently facing; topics focus on employee healthcare benefit design and wellness promotion.
The KHC was formed early in 2003 and is convened by the UAW/Ford Community Healthcare Initiative. The KHC is a member of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement and National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.