NRHI and its Members to Present at Healthcare Transparency Summit

PORTLAND, Maine – December 2, 2013 — The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), a leader in transforming U.S. health care, announced today that its President and CEO, Elizabeth Mitchell and executives from its member organizations will be presenting at the National Healthcare Transparency Summit in Washington, DC. This summit that is held December 2-4, 2013 will explore the many aspects of the transparency movement from focusing on the innovators who are making health quality and price more transparent to the practical and policy objectives.

NRHI’s member presenters include David Lansky, PhD, President and CEO of Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH); Jay Want, MD, Principal, Want Healthcare; LLC, Lisa Letourneau, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Maine Quality Counts; Chris Queram, President and CEO, Wisconsin Collaborative for Health Quality; and Mary McWilliams, MS, Executive Director, Puget Sound Health Alliance.

“We have reached a pivotal point in the history of US health care where we are collectively identifying the barriers to transparency and focusing on ways to improve the efficiency and value of health care in this country,” says Elizabeth Mitchell, President and CEO, NRHI.

NRHI and many of its member organizations have worked closely with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to publicly report health care quality and cost information, increasing health care transparency in the US.