Last week, the KHC hosted its final Community Health Forum of 2019, pivoting from data-heavy topics to a growing area of focus: maximizing pharmacy value and outcomes while slowing the growth of the rising costs of drugs. It was one of our best conversations yet, and we followed up with our keynote speaker to answer […]
About Stephanie Clouser
Stephanie is the Data Scientist for the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative.
Entries by Stephanie Clouser
Emily Divino, the KHC’s new Project Administrative Assistant, was added to develop marketing and communication materials, support event planning, and provide administrative support to any ongoing projects of the KHC.
I’ve learned that with appropriate screening according to clinical guidelines, certain cancers, including breast, cervical, and colorectal, can have better chances for survival or even be prevented completely. “Awareness” isn’t some fluffy idea without true impact. It can save lives.
Dr. Honaker serves as the clinical administrative leader of the Norton Medical Group, which employs more than 1,100 providers at Norton Healthcare. In his role, he provides oversight of clinical, quality, safety, patient experience, physician leadership development, and recruitment of providers.
Healthcare quality measurement is not sexy. Or at least that’s what my boss, KHC Executive Co-Director Randa Deaton, has said. As the KHC Data Scientist, I disagree. And judging by the attendance at this month’s KHC Community Health Forum, “Driving Health Improvements Through Measurement Alignment,” I’m not the only one who disagrees. On September 10, […]
After a summer of deliberations by committees, the 2019 Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set has been finalized, increasing the number of core measures from 34 to 38. The final vote resulted in the removal of three measures, addition of seven measures, and the upgrade of two measures from “standard” priority to “high” priority. Measures added […]
Modifications are being made to the Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set (KCHMS), and healthcare stakeholders throughout the Commonwealth are invited and encouraged to review and comment on those submissions during a public comment period that will run through August 9. In 2018, the core measures set was developed and released through a public-private partnership with […]
The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative is accepting applications for the 2019 Kentucky Performance Measures Alignment Committee, which will select a core healthcare measures set for Kentucky’s primary care providers, with the goal of aligning the priorities of Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurers.
New Hospital Safety Grade state rankings by the nonprofit The Leapfrog Group shows Kentucky ranks 33rd in overall hospital safety. This, when paired with the new study released last week by RAND, reiterates that hospitals in the Commonwealth vary in both price and quality.
Imagine that you and your best friend are injured in a car accident. It’s nothing major, just some scrapes and bruises. But because the car is in pretty rough shape and you are both feeling pretty beat up, you decide to go to a hospital for a series of routine tests. You get some X-ray […]