The Greater Cincinnati Health Council, the Health Collaborative and HealthBridge were pleased to welcome Elizabeth Mitchell, President and CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NHRI), on Friday, July 12, 2013.
During a special interactive dialogue with organizational board members and key community leaders, Mitchell shared her thoughts and insights into the upcoming challenges and opportunities that our Tristate health care community will face. NRHI is a national network of multi-stakeholder regional health improvement collaboratives, and Mitchell is considered a national thought leader on quality improvement and community collaboration. Mitchell praised the efforts of the Cincinnati area for its collaborative work and commitment to the Triple Aim of reduced cost, better health and better care.
During her presentation, she shared that the national conversation around regional health collaboratives has shifted, and national policy makers are recognizing that regional health improvement collaboratives are critical to the ultimate success and achievement of triple aim goals. She also stressed that organizations like the Health Collaborative, in conjunction with its partner organizations (the Health Council and HealthBridge) are a necessary piece of the quality improvement puzzle since all stakeholders need to be at a neutral table, which allows for important and open discussion to make progress toward common goals.
Mitchell’s visit is part of a larger effort of the newly aligned organizations to meet with leading national experts to get further input into our regional health transformation work as part of accelerating and refining our work.