It’s no secret that we have a problem with healthcare affordability in this country. Each day, there are new headlines that highlight this problem. We are all familiar with these headlines. But what do we do about it? That’s exactly what we addressed in last week’s Community Health Forum, “The Path to Affordable Healthcare.” In […]
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Stephanie is the Data Scientist for the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative.
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It can be easy for those of us to work in healthcare – regardless of what setting we work in – to get caught up in the day-to-day demands of our jobs and fail to take a step back and re-energize and refocus from time to time. For the fourth year, the Louisville Health Advisory […]
It sounds like a cliché to say that you never think it will happen to you until it does. But that’s exactly how it is. And I would recommend that anyone learn how to have that conversation and develop that vocabulary, through QPR or a similar program. Because you never know when you might need those skills.
This week, the KHC launched a project dedicated to healthcare affordability, in partnership with NRHI. The movement, called Affordable Care Together, is focused on health, price, and waste — the three drivers of affordable healthcare. The KHC has long been a trusted partner in reporting healthcare quality performance data. But you can’t address quality without […]
Kentucky, like the rest of the United States, has a problem. Healthcare costs continue to rise. However, paying more for healthcare does not mean we get better healthcare services, and it does not mean we are healthier as a result. We pay too much for care and it is causing financial, emotional, and clinical harm to […]
Stephanie Woods Greater Louisville Medical Society Job Title: Practice Resource and Provider Enrollment Specialist Member of KHC for: Three years KHC Committee Participation: Performance Measures Alignment Committee (PMAC) Pediatric Care Subcommittee Stephanie provides assistance to practices with insurance hassles, provider enrollment with insurance payers, HIPAA and compliance issues and answers questions on various issues and topics facing […]
The opioid crisis in Kentucky, and across the country, continues to be a hot topic in healthcare. For the second straight year, the Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum, convened by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, chose substance use (with a heavy emphasis on opioid use) as the theme for the day. While […]
This week, I listened to a recent episode of one of my favorite podcasts, NPR’s Hidden Brain, which explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior. This particular episode was about research that suggests that assembling people into groups that are diverse produces more creative results. As I listened to the episode, I thought of […]
DeAnna Hall, RN, BSN, CCWS LG&E and KU Job Title: Manager, Corporate Health and Well-being Member of KHC for: Seven years KHC Committee Participation: Executive Committee DeAnna has oversight of LG&E and KU’s award-winning integrated population health well-being program. What are you most excited about working on in the future around health and healthcare improvement? I’m most […]
Nine months. That’s how long it takes to develop and birth a baby. It’s also how KHC co-director Randa Deaton has described the KHC’s initiative with Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services to create a core set of primary healthcare measures, which began approximately nine months ago and was completed last night. Folks, reducing from 89 […]