THC Integrates Drug Monitoring Program

The fight against prescription drug abuse in Greater Cincinnati is getting a new weapon. Prescribers and pharmacists will soon have direct and easy access to a patient’s history of prescribed controlled substance no matter where in Ohio that prescription was written and filled.

Collaborative CHNA reveals region’s top health needs

MEDIA CONTACT: Shannan Schmitt Director of Communications (513) 307-0328 Release Date: February 15, 2016 Collaborative Community Health Needs Assessment reveals region’s top health needs Assessment identified obesity, access to care, substance abuse, behavioral health, diabetes, and tobacco use as key priority areas More than 600 healthcare consumers and nonprofit agencies across 23 counties in Greater Cincinnati [...]

THC Partners with Verinovum for Service Line Software Upgrade

MEDIA CONTACT: Shannan Schmitt Director of Communications (513) 307-0328 Release Date: Monday, May 2, 2016 The Health Collaborative Partners with Verinovum for HealthBridge Service Line Software New vendor partnership will connect health information exchange with population health analytics for the Greater Cincinnati region CINCINNATI, OH – The Health Collaborative announces a major development in its [...]

Jason W Buckner, SVP, Informatics Featured on 2016 State HIT Connect Summit Panel

CINCINNATI, Ohio (April 1, 2016) – JASON W BUCKNER, SVP, INFORMATICS, OF THE HEALTH COLLABORATIVE presented on the topic of “State Innovation, Data Analytics and Population Health Management” at the sold-out 2016 State HIT Connect Summit, March 21-22 in Baltimore, MD - presented by Healthcare IT Connect in partnership with NASCIO, APHSA, eHI and Health [...]

THC SVP, Informatics Featured on HIT Summit Panel

CINCINNATI, Ohio (April 1, 2016) – JASON W BUCKNER, SVP, INFORMATICS, OF THE HEALTH COLLABORATIVE presented on the topic of “State Innovation, Data Analytics and Population Health Management” at the sold-out 2016 State HIT Connect Summit, March 21-22 in Baltimore, MD - presented by Healthcare IT Connect in partnership with NASCIO, APHSA, eHI and Health [...]

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 [...]

Independent Physicians Leverage Technology to Improve Patient Care

Contact: Juli Hale juli@forza-marketing.com 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 [...]

Indiana HIE & THC Establish Interstate Partnership to Exchange Health Data

Reid Hospital patients seeking care in Ohio benefit from increased access to their medical records, faster communication, and better quality of care Indianapolis, Indiana (January 25, 2016) — Healthcare in the real world doesn’t stop at the state line.  Indiana and Ohio, through two of the nation’s largest health information exchanges, are demonstrating the ability [...]

Indiana HIE & THC Establish Interstate Partnership to Exchange Health Data

Reid Hospital patients seeking care in Ohio benefit from increased access to their medical records, faster communication, and better quality of care Indianapolis, Indiana (January 25, 2016) — Healthcare in the real world doesn’t stop at the state line.  Indiana and Ohio, through two of the nation’s largest health information exchanges, are demonstrating the ability [...]

The Health Collaborative Accredited for Health Information Exchange

The Health Collaborative has received a new accreditation that will help to improve patient care and lower health care costs for the Greater Cincinnati region and beyond. The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and non-profit organization DirectTrust have awarded The Health Collaborative full accreditation under the Direct Trust Agent Accreditation Program for Health Service [...]

Awardees Named at The Health Collaborative 2015 Inspire Event

MEDIA CONTACT: Shannan Schmitt Director of Communications (513) 307-0328 Release Date: IMMEDIATE November 6, 2015 Awardees Named at The Health Collaborative 2015 Inspire Event Health care providers and community stakeholders celebrate achievements in improving care CINCINNATI – Those who have made significant contributions to improving health care in Greater Cincinnati were recognized on November 4th [...]

National Digital Health Startups to Pitch to Local Health Care Providers

MEDIA CONTACT: Shannan Schmitt Director of Communications (513) 307-0328 Release Date: IMMEDIATE October 28, 2015 National Digital Health Startups to Pitch to Local Health Care Providers The Health Collaborative and Cintrifuse partner for Innovation Exchange: Health Edition CINCINNATI – Greater Cincinnati is building another layer in its foundation to become a hub for digital health [...]

Falls Cause Nearly Half of All Trauma Injuries in Tri-State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2015 CONTACT: Shannan Schmitt, Director of Communications (513) 307-0328 FALLS CAUSE NEARLY HALF OF ALL TRAUMA INJURIES IN TRISTATE Elderly people in their own homes account for the highest percentage of falls Cincinnati, OH – Recently released data from The Health Collaborative’s Tristate Trauma Registry shows that falls continue [...]

New patient survey data indicates primary care doctors in Greater Cincinnati outrank national rating

CINCINNATI – Greater Cincinnati patients who see primary care physicians reporting data to YourHealthMatters.org rate their patient experience higher than the national average.  The percentage of these patients who gave their primary care doctor an exceptional rating in 2014 was 87%, surpassing both the Midwest and national averages of 83% and 82%, respectively. Greater Cincinnati’s [...]

Health Care Worker Supply and Demand: Mostly Well Balanced in Cincinnati

Vacancy rates overall at a five year low, while Registered Nurse, Medical Assistant, and Surgical Technician are “hot jobs” Health care facilities are having an easier time meeting their staffing needs, according to a recent report by The Health Collaborative.  Workforce supply and demand is reasonably balanced as indicated by an overall vacancy rate of [...]

Patient Enrollment Begins for Study that Could Change How We Take Medication

Could stopping at the Kroger pharmacy after a hospital stay improve your odds of recovering at home without having to be readmitted? A partnership between The Health Collaborative, the University of Cincinnati’s James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, Kroger Pharmacy, and several local hospitals is looking into that question. Patient enrollment has begun in a [...]

Health needs assessment will help hospitals identify top health needs in region

Twenty Greater Cincinnati hospitals have joined together with local and county health departments to jointly research and identify the community’s most pressing health needs. The effort is called the community health needs assessment (CHNA). The work begins with the collection and compilation of public health data and includes original qualitative research gathered from meetings with [...]

CFO Hepp to Serve on Board of New Trade Association

CONTACT:  Shannan Schmitt Director of Communications (513) 247-5253 NEW TRADE ASSOCIATION NAMES HEALTH COLLABORATIVE CFO HEPP SECRETARY/TREASURER OF BOARD, LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE  CINCINNATI, OH – The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), a newly-formed, not-for-profit national trade association of collaborative regional, state, and community-based health information exchanges (HIEs), has named its founding HIE organizations in a recent [...]

Patients Report Improved Satisfaction at the Doctor’s Office

New patient survey indicates primary care doctors in Greater Cincinnati are improving their customer experience CINCINNATI – Going to the doctor is becoming a more satisfying experience for patients in Greater Cincinnati. The percentage of patients who gave their primary care doctor an exceptional rating jumped to 87% in 2014, up from 84% the previous [...]