Entries by Stephanie Clouser

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 […]

Measure of the Month: Acute Adult Bronchitis

It seems like everyone has been sick in the last couple of weeks, either with common colds, sinus infections, the flu, or bronchitis. But for those of us who have had bronchitis recently, do you know what the proper course of medical treatment is? Antibiotics are rarely needed to treat bronchitis, since acute bronchitis is […]

2017 Round-up: Top Stories from the KHC

Last December, the KHC launched a blog with the goal of improving communication with our members and the community about KHC activities, partner work, local and national news, and industry updates. Although that meant that our lean KHC staff had additional work to do in addition to our already heavy workloads, we determined that it […]

KHC Member Spotlight: Sandy Bennett

Sandy Bennett Sanofi Job Title: Account Executive Member of KHC for: Personally for six years; Sanofi has been a member for at least 12 years KHC Committee Participation: Measurement Workgroup Sandy’s role with Sanofi as Account Executive is a regional position. Therefore, she has responsibility for the state of Kentucky and covers major payers and integrated health […]

Measure of the Month: Diabetes

November 14 was World Diabetes Day, so November’s “Measure of the Month” selection is our series of diabetes management measures. One out of ten Kentuckiana residents has Type 2 Diabetes, so it’s an important series of measures in our reporting. At the KHC, we measure in many different ways the care that patients with diabetes […]

Members for KHC/KDMS Measurement Alignment Committee Announced

Members have been selected for the Kentucky Performance Measures Alignment Committee (PMAC), a public-private committee formed to create a common primary care measures set in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Applicants were selected jointly by the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative and Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services. Kentucky PMAC will oversee the measurement alignment work and determine the […]

A Week of Gathering Opioid Best Practices at U.S. Capital, Hoosier State

The KHC has recently embarked on efforts to contribute to the battle against the opioid epidemic on multiple fronts, including participating in the creation of Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness’ city addiction response plan; making the focus of our annual conference on connecting behavioral and physical health (including addiction treatment strategies); adding […]

KHC Member Spotlight: Robert Steiner

Robert William Prasaad Steiner, MD, MPH, PhD, FAAFP, DABPM University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences Job Title: Professor, Health Management and Systems Sciences Member of KHC for: 10 years KHC Committee Participation: Measurement Workgroup Through his work at UofL, Robert teaches MPH and PhD students. What are you currently working on that you are […]

Measure of the Month: Breast Cancer Screening

It’s that time of year again, when we see more pink than usual – everywhere from consumer products like cereal boxes to athletes’ gloves and shoes on the football field. October is breast cancer awareness month, a month where special attention is given to breast cancer research and early screening efforts. The pink we see […]

Call for Applications – KY Performance Measures Alignment Committee

Recently, KHC announced the creation of a public-private partnership to create a common measures set in Kentucky, the Kentucky Performance Measures Alignment Committee (PMAC), led by KHC and KY Department for Medicaid Services. The 12-month initiative will produce a common set of measures related to five key areas of healthcare focus, with the ultimate expectation that […]