Entries by Randa Deaton

National Affordability Summit Sets the Stage for Local Healthcare Affordability Event

“I’ll do my part by collaborating with others to improve health, reduce price, and eliminate waste” was the pledge that purchasers, payers, providers, patients, and policymakers across the country committed to at our nation’s capital at the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement’s (NRHI) National Affordability Summit earlier this month. Several KHC members attended the summit, […]

Students and Adults Work Together to Generate Ideas for Youth Mental Health at “Ideathon”

Prior to last Saturday’s StAMINA Youth Mental Health Ideathon, the concept of an “ideathon” was easy enough for me to imagine, much like a danceathon but just a whole day of generating ideas around supporting youth mental wellness. With this in mind, I didn’t expect the StAMINA Ideathon to be as engaging, organized, inspiring, and […]

KHC Employer and Healthcare Purchaser Network Ramps up with Monthly Newsletter, Events

With commercial spending the bulk of the nation’s healthcare spending, it goes without saying that employers and healthcare purchasers are important stakeholders for driving improved healthcare quality, value, and health, most importantly at the local market level. However, healthcare purchasers are often missing from important community healthcare improvement conversations. The KHC Employer and Healthcare Purchaser […]

PRESS RELEASE: Randa Deaton Elected to National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalition Board

Press Release from National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions       National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Elects New Board Officers WASHINGTON – July 26, 2018 – The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, a non-profit network of business coalitions across the country, announced its slate of new officers for the Board of Governors. […]

PRESS RELEASE: Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set Announced

Louisville, Kentucky, July 26, 2018: Kentucky now has an agreed upon set of healthcare measurement priorities. The Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set (KCHMS) was developed through a public-private partnership between the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (KDMS), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), and the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC). The Commonwealth becomes […]

Regarding Youth Mental Health: Parents Appreciate Sharing of Ideas, Emphasize Communication with Schools

(Note: This guest post was written Stephen O’Connor, PhD, Assistant Professor, Associate Director, University of Louisville Depression Center, Director of Faculty Research Development, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine) The Student Alliance for Mental Health Innovation and Action (StAMINA) team recently wrapped up a series of focus groups and […]

National Alliance Spring Coalition Meeting Focuses on Healthcare Price, Waste, and Quality

Teresa Couts, Stephanie Clouser, Natalie Middaugh, and I traveled to Chicago last week for the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions spring meeting and the National Health Leadership Council meeting. The spring coalition meeting is an opportunity for coalitions to learn from one another and to discuss strategic direction of the National Alliance. National Alliance […]

KHC Annual Conference Meets Organization Goals, Starts Conversation Around Mental Health

Despite the second nor’easter in two years to interfere with our annual conference speakers’ flights, the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative was able to pull off 16 live speakers for this year’s conference, and they did not disappoint. Day started with big picture ideas, moved into more narrowed focus presentations Keynote speaker and advocate Mike Veny kicked […]

A Year in Numbers for the KHC

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 […]