NRHI: Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement

NRHI: Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement

How can the United States best achieve the goals of the National Quality Strategy?

How can a state or region solve its healthcare cost and quality problems?

The best approach to improving healthcare quality and controlling costs without rationing is to work through Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives. A Regional Health Improvement Collaborative (RHIC) provides a neutral, trusted mechanism through which all of the key healthcare stakeholders in a state or region -- physicians, hospitals, health plans, employers, and patients -- can plan, facilitate, and coordinate the many different activities required for successful transformation of its healthcare system.

Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives play five kinds of roles that will be critical to the successful implementation of healthcare reform at the local level:

Payment and Delivery System Reform Patient Education & Engagement Performance Measurement Training and Assistance in Performance Improvement

There are over 30 Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives in the U.S. carrying out one or more of these functions in order to help their communities improve the quality of healthcare services while controlling skyrocketing costs. The leading Collaboratives are members of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). NRHI members provide programs to support improved healthcare for over 117 million Americans - 39% of the U.S. population.

Nevada Partnership for Value-Driven Health Care Utah Partnership for Value-Driven Health Care Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation Integrated Healthcare Association California Quality Collaborative Healthy Memphis Common Table Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Minnesota Community Measurement Iowa Healthcare Collaborative Alliance for Health Greater Detroit Area Health Council Health Improvement Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati Better Health Greater Cleveland Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Aligning Forces for Quality - Southcentral PA P2 Collaborative of Western New York Massachusetts Health Quality Partners Maine Health Management Coalition Quality Counts! Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency Wisconsin Health Information Organization Midwest Health Initiative Integrated Healthcare Association and California Quailty Collaborative Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement and Minnesota Community Measurement Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and Wisconsin Health Information Organization Maine Health Management Coalition and Quality Counts! Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) Washington Health Alliance New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Quality North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership Health e Connections Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality

You can learn more about how Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives are structured and what they do here.

NRHI is the national membership association for Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives. NRHI works to support the efforts of Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives by:

  • Increasing the awareness of policy-makers and healthcare professionals about the key role that Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives play;
  • Providing technical assistance to Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives in addressing specific challenges they face;
  • Facilitating the ability of Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives to share the practical knowledge they develop in order to help all Collaboratives improve;
  • Assisting additional communities to establish Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives;
  • Encouraging the development and implementation of healthcare payment systems, benefit designs, and regulatory structures at the federal, state, and local levels which support improved population health and higher-value healthcare delivery systems; and
  • Advocating for national policies and programs that support the work of Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives.

You can learn more about NRHI's history, structure, functions, and governance here.

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