More Greater Cincinnati Patients Screened for Colon Cancer

The Health Collaborative’s YourHealthMatters team was featured in the Enquirer Health Briefs today, reporting on local practices and cancer screenings. [mk_button style="flat" corner_style="pointed" size="xxlarge" bg_color="#eb7625" txt_color="#ffffff" underline_color="#dddddd" outline_skin="#eb7625" outline_hover_skin="#ffffff" outline_border_width="2" nudge_skin="#444444" url="http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/04/13/cincinnati-health-briefs-mackenzie-phillips-town-may/25532515/" target="_blank" align="left" margin_bottom="15" infinite_animation="pulse" animation="left-to-right"]View the full story[/mk_button][mk_image_box title="YourHealthMatters" media_type="image" autoplay="false" video_host="self_hosted" video_host_social="social_hosted_youtube" src="http://healthcollab.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/YHM-Responsive-Library-1000.png" media_width="500" media_height="400" crop="false" image_link="url" url="http://yourhealthmatters.org" target="_blank" align="center" bg_color="#f2a437" text_color="#ffffff" [...]

The Merger is Official!

It’s official: The Greater Cincinnati Health Council, HealthBridge and the Health Collaborative have merged under the name The Health Collaborative. The document signing occurred Monday, March 30th.

The Health Collaborative Announces New Board of Trustees

Diverse Group of Regional Leaders to Represent Newly Aligned Organization March 26, 2015 CINCINNATI – The Health Collaborative has announced its new board members following its merger with the Greater Cincinnati Health Council and HealthBridge, made official by board vote Wednesday morning. The governing bodies of all three organizations approved the directional concept late in [...]

Collective Impact on Health Convenes Third Leadership Forum, Plans Next Steps

The Collective Impact on Health Leadership Forum Series concluded March 19 with Forum members committing to guiding principles for a culture of health in Greater Cincinnati, and supporting the need for four action areas to realize the collective vision of the Forum. Forum members reviewed an analysis of the results from the November 3, 2014 [...]

IHI SCALE Initiative Selects Cincinnati’s COLLECTIVE IMPACT ON HEALTH as Pacesetter Finalist Community

PRESS CONTACT: Sandy George (617) 413-6126 sandy@cxocommunication.com CLINICIANS AND HEALTH LEADERS GATHER IN DALLAS TO ACCELERATE CHANGES IN PRIMARY CARE AND TO IMPROVE HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY Finalists announced for newly funded initiative to support and learn from communities actively working to improve the health of their populations Cambridge, MA and Dallas, TX (Gaylord Texan Resort [...]

Greater Cincinnati Primary Care Practices Improved Colon Cancer Screenings

GREATER CINCINNATI PRIMARY CARE PRACTICES IMPROVED COLON CANCER SCREENINGS  Report finds 6% increase in overall rate for colon cancer screening in region CINCINNATI – More patients in Greater Cincinnati are getting screened for colon cancer, according to a new report. The overall rate for colon cancer screening in Greater Cincinnati increased to 64 percent in 2013, [...]

#DressInBlue Day: YourHealthMatters Data Shows Cincinnati is Improving Colon Cancer Screening Rates

The month of March is known nationally as Colon Cancer Awareness Month, with March 6 designated as #dressinblueday to increase awareness about the importance of colon cancer screening. For our staff, #DressinBlueDay represented especially exciting news for the Greater Cincinnati community – it recognized our organization’s work around increasing these preventive screenings. The Health Collaborative [...]

Good News for Heart Month: Cincinnati Patients Achieve Blood Pressure Control

February is #heartmonth2015.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Million Hearts®– a national effort to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017– are encouraging Americans to know their blood pressure, and if it's high, to make control their goal. According to new baseline data released via YourHealthMatters.org, it’s working: Greater [...]

Greater Cincinnati Health Council, HealthBridge and the Health Collaborative Planning Merger

The Greater Cincinnati Health Council, HealthBridge and the Health Collaborative have announced plans to merge into a single organization. The governing bodies of all three organizations approved the directional concept late in 2014 to allow for planning and due diligence. Currently, work is in progress to develop the new governance for the merged entity and facilitate [...]

Cincinnati MD Jobs’ TAP MD Program Names 41 Students to Class of 2015

The TAP MD program of Cincinnati MD jobs, the area’s only physician recruitment enterprise, has announced their largest class of 41 local high school juniors since the program's inception in 2011. TAP MD is designed to help exceptionally talented high school students “tap” into their potential to fulfill careers in medicine. “This group of young scholars is the [...]

YourHealthMatters Releases New Patient Satisfaction Survey Results

  The YourHealthMatters website got some nice press in the Enquirer this week. The most recent Patient Satisfaction survey completed in September shows improvement in patient access; read more below and click here to view the Enquirer coverage. Selecting a primary care doctor can be a daunting task. A patient runs through a checklist of questions. What [...]

Interopera-what?

In the everyday world, interoperability is a word spell check tries to correct to invulnerability.  In the world of health information technology (HIT), interoperability means health records that talk to each other. Kind of ironic because perhaps the biggest vulnerability in our national effort to use technology to improve health and health care is that [...]

Patient-Centered Medical Homes, 500+ in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health is celebrating an important milestone. The number of  Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) primary care practices in Ohio has topped 500.  In August of 2014 there were 513 recognized PCMH practices in the Buckeye State.  In Greater Cincinnati, including Northern Kentucky there are more than 165 PCMH recognized practices.  You can find [...]

Tell Me What You Really Think

A new Survey from our friends at Interact for Health found that only three out of ten of us in Greater Cincinnati feel their community is a healthy place to live.  That's astounding really.  We have one of the better park systems in the country with facilities to stay active and fit.  Many of our [...]

9-Million Records but Just Baby Steps

  CMS has released files with nine million records pertaining to physician charges to Medicare and payment received. This is an important milestone in "free the data" circles but so much more work needs to be done.  Take a look at the article in the Cincinnati Enquirer April 14.  Data is important, but without context [...]

Collective Impact In the News

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Cincinnati Ranks #2 in Nation for Health Care

According to a recent ranking by Livability.com, Cincinnati was ranked 73rd of the 100 best cities to live in the United States. The ranking was created based on economic, health care, housing, civic capital, education, amenities, demographic and infrastructure scores. In the health care category alone, Cincinnati ranked #2 in the nation! The variables measured [...]

Health Care Provider Selection Tools for Employers to Share

We are pleased to have YourHealthMatters featured in a recent  issue of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber publication Currents. The article outlines some of the tools for employers available on the YourHealthMatters.org website.  YourHealthMatters is designed to help consumers make informed decisions about health care using quality scores. The article also mentions our Widget, a [...]