Guest Blog written by Allison Tu, Junior, duPont Manual High School I’m Allison Tu, a junior at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, and I recently founded an action group called the Student Alliance for Mental Health Innovation and Action, or StAMINA for short. StAMINA is student-driven group on a mission to change the state of […]
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Guest Blog written by Larry S. Boress, Executive Director, National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC) Employers continue to face health care benefit costs that outstrip the inflation rate, while quality, access and satisfaction with the health system is declining. Many employers have decided to optimize their benefit dollars by offering an onsite or near-site clinic to […]
The driver of a vehicle does not have the time or resources to monitor hundreds of warning lights, just as physicians do not have the time or resources to report, analyze, and take action on hundreds of clinical quality measures. The warning lights on a vehicle are neither duplicative nor inconsistent and yet the clinical quality measures currently in use are often both.
[Note: This column was written by Ellen Gagnon, who participated on a panel focusing on measurement at our Annual Conference. Ellen is the Executive Director, Healthcare Affordability for Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)] Recently I had the privilege of participating on a panel, Finding Meaningful Measurement in the Mayhem, at the third annual Kentuckiana […]
As I step down as Co-Chairperson for the KHC, I am proud of the progress the organization has made in the past four years. We have energized the community in several ways…
The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative will host its second annual healthcare conference to help shape the future of health and healthcare value.
Join the NEW Kentuckiana Metro on the Move (KMOM) community worksite wellness program proudly supported by the Anthem Foundation. It’s FUN! It’s FREE! This web-based physical activity and weight loss tracking program uses innovative technology to motivate your employees to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Employees can have fun competing individually or in teams in easy, […]
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Friday, March 4 is Dress in Blue Day. Please join the third annual nationwide campaign to raise awareness about this preventable disease and to increase colon cancer screening. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the country as well as in Kentucky; killing nearly 900 […]
On January 31st, the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The new evidenced-based nutritional guidelines created to promote health are available at http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/DietaryGuidelines/2010/PolicyDoc/ExecSumm.pdf.
In December 2010, the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative released its fifth Annual KHC Consolidated Measurement Reports to over 4,000 clinicians in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. These private, confidential reports give providers data on the quality of care their patients received in the following clinical areas of focus: 1) diabetes, 2) breast cancer screening, 3) acute low […]