Practicing Medicine in a Connected Community

One of the biggest headaches for physicians can be getting information about their patients when and where they need it. Fortunately, in Greater Cincinnati, we have a solution for that. Cincinnati providers have one of the nation’s largest and most advanced health information exchanges (HIE), HealthBridge. Providers who use HealthBridge receive lab results, imaging and radiology [...]

Kentucky Health Literacy Summit

Were you at the Fourth Annual Kentucky Health Literacy Summit on March 7 & 8, 2013?  Erika McMullen, Project Manager Employer Programs at the Health Collaborative was excited to be a speaker along with Karen Campbell, Director of Wellness at Northern Kentucky University for a breakout session. Their presentation focused on helping employees find and [...]

5 Reasons to go to the 2013 Meaningful Use Conference

Change is challenging. Meaningful Use, accountable care, payment reform... they are all upon us but it’s not always clear what providers need to do to respond. The 2013 Meaningful Use and Health Care Innovation Conference is designed to help. HealthBridge, the Tri-State Regional Extension Center  and their regional partners will host the 2013 Meaningful Use [...]

Doctors and Patients as Partners

What is the one thing patients can do to improve their chances of good health outcomes, no matter their condition? It's more simple than you may think. Be a partner with your primary care doctor. Too often patients consider it their doctor's job to keep them healthy.  They forget that after they leave the office, the [...]

CPC Learning Session Materials Available

Whether your practice was selected to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative or not, we at the Health Collaborative are committed to sharing best practices from the program.  The slides and other resources from our last learning session are available on our Website under the Resources and Services tab. The event, held March first, [...]

New Study Calculates the Cost of Diabetes

A new study from the American Diabetes Association shows the cost of diabetes in the U.S. has increased a whopping 41% since 2007 to $245-billion dollars a year.  Some other astounding facts in the study; people with diabetes spend $13,700 a year on health care, 2.3-times what that patient would spend if they did not have diabetes. [...]