In a previous blog, I reviewed the 2017 highlights of the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC). The quick view of these highlights can also be seen in our “A Year in Numbers,” a one-page view of KHC activities in 2017. We divided our work into three categories: 1) Healthcare Measurement, 2) Stakeholder Convening, and 3) Operations.The biggest change to our healthcare measurement numbers in 2017 was the increase of group practice reporting from 125 to 400 groups receiving reports. This significant increase was a result of a colon cancer grant that helped fund our consolidated measurement reports from the Kentuckiana area to the entire Commonwealth.
A key change we saw in our convening work was the large increase in healthcare stakeholder meetings we helped convene in our new partnership with the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services to develop a Kentucky Core Measures set.
As for the KHC’s operations in 2017, the most notable change is the number of Executive Committee members moving from only five elected officials to a much larger and broader group of 12 key stakeholders. Overall, the KHC members were very proud of the 2017 accomplishments, and we are already full steam ahead on our 2018 priorities.