Entries by Randa Deaton

KHC Highlights Hospital Price Variation, Recruits Employers, Hospitals, and Health Plans for Workgroup

Last month, a new hospital price study by RAND Corporation revealed that depending on which side of the Ohio River they live, individuals with private insurance who receive hospital services pay more to Hoosier hospitals than to those in the Bluegrass State. On June 4, the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative brought together key healthcare stakeholders to […]

KHC Highlights Work at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

For the past couple of years, Kentucky employers have come together to not only address the opioid crisis within their own population but at a broader community level through the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative, and we had the opportunity to highlight that work last week at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. The summit brings […]

KHC Fifth Annual Conference to Focus on High Value Behavioral Healthcare

On March 5, the KHC’s annual conference will move from a broad based view of value-based healthcare innovation to a deep dive into what many would say is Kentucky’s most important healthcare priority – behavioral healthcare. This conference will examine how employers, payers, and providers can ensure individuals have access to timely, appropriate mental health […]

Kentuckiana Health Collaborative Nationally Recognized for Leadership Efforts

The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC) was recognized along with the Florida Health Care Coalition as the 2018 Membership Leadership Award winner at last week’s National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance) annual forum. The coalitions were celebrated for efforts to improve quality and efficiency of the healthcare delivery system. Several members of the KHC attended the […]

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. […]