Top 5 Learnings for Patient Safety Week

By Katie Hilbert, Manager, Quality Initiatives For the past 13 years, The Health Collaborative has awarded The Patient Safety Award to a team or individual that exemplifies dedication and commitment to patient safety. Since patient safety is not an issue confined to hospital walls, in 2015 we had 12 outstanding nominations (listed below) that included hospitals, skilled [...]

Charting the Course

It is an exciting time for The Health Collaborative, as we reflect on the successes of our recent history and look forward to the things we hope to accomplish with our partners in the next few years under a new strategic plan. We’ll complete the three-year strategic plan under which we are currently operating at [...]

Using Data to Make Infection Prevention Recommendations

The Health Collaborative’s Infection Prevention Advisory Group, a membership committee comprised of infection prevention professionals and infectious disease physicians, regularly provides recommendations to hospital leadership regarding infection prevention strategies and improving community health.  By closely monitoring disease data and trends, the group is able to make thoughtful, proactive recommendations to area hospitals and other healthcare [...]

Epic Programs in 2016

The investment by all major Greater Cincinnati/Dayton health systems in using the same Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, known as Epic, has provided our area with an outstanding opportunity to optimize the use of Epic for the benefit of the individual systems and, thus, their patients throughout our region in a non-competitive, collaborative setting. The [...]

2016 CHNA Reveals the Region’s Top Health Priorities

As part of the Affordable Care Act, all non-profit hospitals must file a community health needs assessment (CHNA) with the IRS every three years to determine how best to allocate community benefit dollars and meet the needs of the communities they serve. Rather than producing separate, disjointed reports, 20 local hospitals joined The Health Collaborative, [...]

Meet the Team: Colleen O’Toole, Chief Administrative Officer

Dr. Colleen O'Toole Colleen joined the staff of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council, which merged with The Health Collaborative in March of last year, in the early 90's and served as its president in her last role there. Colleen has been closely involved with membership activities through the years, including leading efforts as diverse as ensuring occupational [...]

CEO Corner: Changes at the Collaborative

With mixed emotions I wanted to share that Dora Anim has left The Health Collaborative to take a new position as COO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Dora has been with our organization for almost 15 years and has made major contributions to our members and their important community work. It’s been my treat to [...]

Onpoint Health Data Touts OH-KY CPC Reporting from THC

We recently released the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative's first set of dynamic reports to participating public and private payers and their primary care practices. These reports allow end users to quickly summarize and present aggregate and patient-level data, and can help inform potential downstream opportunities for care delivery and payment reform improvement. Our friends at Onpoint Health Data covered the exciting [...]

Collective Impact on Health Leadership Forum

It’s not easy to identify the small number of doable things that in combination have the power to drive the Triple Aim of healthy people, efficient care, and smarter spending. Over a year ago, The Health Collaborative convened a Leadership Forum, now up to 100 individuals, to use the data-driven decision support tool created by [...]

May 6: Behavioral Health Basics – What Healthcare Providers Should Know

Behavioral health, and the sensitivities associated with it, is something that healthcare and social service providers frequently encounter. Yet, it is often under-represented in terms of continuing education opportunities and can present challenges to healthcare providers. The Health Collaborative's Triple Aim Education Center intends to change that with a unique new course offering this spring called [...]

May 23: Greater Cincinnati EMS Symposium

Free EMS Conference May 23rd, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Anderson Center 7850 Five Mile Rd. Anderson Twp, OH 45230 Brought to you by your Greater Cincinnati area EMS Coordinators [mk_button style="three-dimension" size="large" bg_color="#00A59B" txt_color="#fff" outline_skin="#fff" outline_hover_skin="#fff" icon="theme-icon-video" url="" target="_self" align="left" id="Button ID" margin_bottom="15"]REGISTER NOW![/mk_button]