From:                                         Michele Ganote KHC Information <>

Sent:                                           Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:30 AM

To:                                               Michele Ganote

Subject:                                     2018 KHC January Newsletter




In This Edition:

  • KHC Annual Conference Registration
  • KHC Blog Posts, Industry News​
  • KHC Member Spotlight - Diana Han, MD, GE Appliances, a Haier company


Watch a preview of our 4th annual KHC conference keynote speaker explain how Intermountain Healthcare achieved population health through mental health integration.



Achieving Population Health Through Mental Health Integration and Team Based Care

The cost associated to lost productivity in America for mental illness is $193 billion annually...more

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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 measurement set...more


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 IET...more



A Year in Numbers for the KHC

A quick view of the 2017 KHC highlights can be seen in a one page view of 2017 activities...more


Health Care Industry Experts: 'Arms Race' Between Insurers, Providers Escalating

Feds to Penalize Norton, UofL, Jewish Hospitals for High Infection Rates

Why the U.S. Spends So Much More than Other Nations on Healthcare

10 Ways Healthcare in America Changed in 2017

Flu Termed 'Epidemic' in Kentucky after 65 Deaths

Health Care CEO's Form Council to Turn Louisville into Medicare Mecca

Half of Opioid Overdoses in the Finger Lakes associated with a Pain Prescription

CHIP Renewed for Six Years as Congress Votes to Reopen Federal Government

Apple is Officially in the EHR Business. Now What?

National Health Spending Holds Steady at 18% of GDP

Kentucky Becomes First State to Require Work for Some Medicaid Beneficiaries

An Important Message to Food Service Establishments


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Diana Han, MD
Global Medical Director
GE Appliances, a Haier company

KHC Member:
since 2013

KHC Committee Participation:


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 improvement. What are you currently working on that you are most excited about? How do you think it will drive improvements to health and healthcare in the community?

We’re very focused on more contemporary approaches to benefit design incorporating alternative payment models to align the incentives of patients, providers and payers of care. This work is quite challenging but will, hopefully, result in achieving better value of care and a more rational payment model. We are also very interested in addressing our community’s mental health and substance use disorder challenges. These are highly complex problems that still carry significant stigma and have grave public health impact. We believe moving prevention upstream to youth and young adults will, ultimately, nurture a future generation of adults to develop the resilience necessary to cope with the many challenges and hardships of life.

Why do you think a multi-stakeholder coalition like the KHC is needed in the community?

It is important to have a neutral convener of all key stakeholders within the healthcare ecosystem. As the “Switzerland” of healthcare, the KHC’s agenda is thoughtfully mapped to the priorities of the community it serves, rather than developed in a vacuum according to its own priorities.

Why do you and your organization belong to the KHC? What do you find most valuable as a member?

Health and healthcare are important priorities for GE Appliances. Our business has been a part of this community for many decades— this is home for our employees and their families. Our employees are our greatest asset and we have a responsibility to support their health and well-being, not only in our own backyard, but also in the communities in which they live. Given the many challenges and inter-dependencies within healthcare, we’ll never be able to fundamentally transform the system without collaboration among all core stakeholders in our community. The KHC has convened, moderated, and led important bodies of work that align well with GE Appliances’ healthcare priorities, including alternative payment models, behavioral health, and measurement alignment.

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March 14, 2018
KHC Annual Conference

Connecting Mental and Physical Health: Successful Models of Integrated Care
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The KHC brings together healthcare purchasers, providers, payers, and consumers to solve complex healthcare issues facing our community. 

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LGBT Healthcare Summit
February 16, 2018

The Role of Employers in Bringing Down the Cost of U.S. Healthcare
March 6-7, 2018

Healthy Living with Diabetes
Classes beginning February 5, 2018


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