Community Health Needs Infographic

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Bridging the Data Gap with HEDIS Reporting Service

Ensuring timely and accurate clinical data communication to health plans on behalf of providers Health plans measure care and service performance through the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). Although many of the HEDIS measures can be generated by using claims data, there is a requirement for the health plan to collect some clinical [...]

Healthcare Policy Update: February 2016

Brought to you in partnership with: Call for comments on CMS Draft Measure Development Plan. In December, CMS released its draft Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP), which outlines its strategic framework for the future of clinician quality measure development to support the transition to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). In addition to laying [...]

The Right Information at the Right Time

Craig Brammer, CEO Welcome to 2016’s first issue of The Vitals. We’ve been busy in this first part of the year with some exciting new advancements for interoperability in our region.  For instance,  we’ve expanded our interstate partnership with Indiana Health Information Exchange to share clinical data with physicians practicing at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana. [...]

Bloomberg BNA: THC CEO provides insight on provider performance

The Health Collaborative's CEO, Craig Brammer, was featured this week in the Health IT Law and Industry Report™ Vol. 8, No. 7, produced by Bloomberg BNA. Click the block below to download the article. Reproduced with permission from Health IT Law & Industry Report, 08 HITR 07, 2/15/16. Copyright  2016 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) [...]

Call for Responders/Applicants: Accountable Health Community RFI

The Health Collaborative (THC) is a non-profit organization based in Cincinnati that strives to positively impact health status, experience, outcomes, and affordability by fostering a connected system of healthcare and community health through innovation, integration, and informatics in the Greater Cincinnati region and beyond. Its HealthBridge service line serves more than 30 hospitals and 7,500 [...]

TAP MD Program Kicks Off 6th Year

TAP MD is a program of Cincinnati MD Jobs at The Health Collaborative, designed to help exceptionally talented high school students “tap” into their potential to fulfill careers in medicine. The Health Collaborative aims to attract physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to our medical community, and TAP MD is a natural fit. This physician pipeline program is just one [...]

Check out our Accountable Health Communities webinar here!

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, The Health Collaborative hosted a webinar about Greater Cincinnati's readiness to pursue a CMS funding opportunity - Accountable Health Communities (AHC). The Health Collaborative is applying to CMS to serve as the bridge organization. This funding opportunity requires participation from key partners representing state agencies, clinical delivery sites, and community [...]

Local Analysis: CMS Medicare Part D Opioid Drug Mapping Tool

CMS's interactive mapping tool shows geographic comparisons at the state, county, and ZIP code levels, of de-identified Medicare Part D opioid prescription claims – prescriptions written and then submitted to be filled – within the United States. Much has been debated about whether there is a link between opioid prescribing and the heroin epidemic.  As [...]

Independent Physicians Leverage Technology to Improve Patient Care

Contact: Juli Hale 513-231-5115 CINCINNATI (Jan. 18, 2016) – Members of the Independent Physicians Collaborative (IPC), representing 20 independent physician groups in the Greater Cincinnati area, are implementing DIRECT email software designed to enhance the healthcare continuum for thousands in the Tristate. “Direct Messaging” is a nationally recognized communication standard allowing physicians to exchange [...]

Cincinnati VA Hospital Partners with THC Tech to Improve Patient Care

MEDIA CONTACT: Shannan Schmitt Director of Communications (513) 307-0328 Release Date: 1/21/2016 The Health Collaborative will now provide DirectMessage technology to improve patient care at the Cincinnati VA Hospital CINCINNATI, OH – The Health Collaborative and the Cincinnati VA Hospital announced today the successful launch of connectivity between the two organizations through the use of [...]