Entries by Stephanie Clouser

Measure of the Month: Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but 60% of these deaths could be avoided if everyone 50 years or older had regular screening tests. In Kentucky, less than half of individuals over the age of 50 are getting screened with only slightly better scores in Kentuckiana with 56% getting the […]

KHC Member Spotlight: Emily Beauregard

Emily Beauregard Kentucky Voices for Health Job Title: Executive Director KHC Committee Participation: Executive Committee As the director of Kentucky Voices for Health, Emily leads a coalition of health advocates from across the Commonwealth who work together to ensure that all Kentuckians have a voice in the decisions that impact their health. What are you most […]

National Quality Forum Releases Opioid Stewardship Playbook

For the past several months, the KHC has put an increased focus on the behavioral health issues that face our region, including substance use disorder. One of the activities KHC has been involved in is the creation of an opioid stewardship playbook, through National Quality Partners (NQP) Opioid Stewardship Action Team, a program by the National Quality Forum.

KHC Member Spotlight: Bonita Bobo

Bonita A. Bobo, RN, HHS Kentucky Department for Public Health Job Title: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program Manager Member of KHC for: 5 years KHC Committee Participation: PMAC Chronic and Acute Care Subcommittee Some of Bonita’s responsibilities as the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program Manager include identifying systems and policy changes to meet heart disease […]

Measure of the Month: Statin Therapy

February is American Heart Month, a time when individuals are reminded to focus on their heart health. February 2 was National Wear Red Day, when you probably saw many people wearing red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death in the United States. The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative added two measures […]

KHC Member Spotlight: Diana Han

Diana Han, MD GE Appliances, a Haier company Job Title: Global Medical Director Member of KHC since: 2013 KHC Committee Participation: Co-chairperson Dr. Han leads the healthcare team at GE Appliances, which has responsibility for health and leave benefits, employee well-being programs, and onsite occupational and primary care services. Share your personal interest in health and healthcare system […]

Progress Update: KY Core Healthcare Measures Set

Last year, the KHC began a partnership with the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (KDMS) to create a core healthcare measures set for Kentucky’s primary care providers, with the ultimate goal of aligning the priorities of Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurers. The project was announced in September by Secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health […]

Measure of the Month: Substance Use Treatment

This year, the KHC added a few new measures to our annual quality reports. One of the most heavily discussed was the Initiation and Engagement of Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence Treatment (IET). IET is used to identify the percentage of people with a new diagnosis of alcohol or other drug dependence who initiate treatment […]

KHC Member Spotlight: Kenneth Wilson

Kenneth Wilson, MD, MS Norton Healthcare Job Title: System Vice President, Norton Medical Group Member of KHC for: 13 years KHC Committee Participation: Co-chairperson, Executive Committee, Measurement Strategy team At Norton Healthcare, Dr. Wilson leads quality and physician leadership development. Share your personal interest in health and healthcare system improvement.  Delivering care to patients and families was a […]