Hear from stakeholders across the healthcare spectrum - providers, consumers, payers and health plan employees - in their own words about the work they do everyday to make healthcare more affordable and more accessible so individuals and communities can achieve the outcomes they desire. “Voices From the Field” is another way NRHI facilitates connections, enables stakeholders to share best practices, and offers ideas for overcoming barriers to transforming healthcare.

Getting to Affordability

Craig Brammer: National Affordability Summit – A RHIC’s Perspective

As CEO of The Health Collaborative, a regional health improvement collaborative  (RHIC) in Cincinnati, Craig Brammer believes stakeholders can make health care affordable for all Americans if each group – payers, health plans, providers, policymakers and patients – take responsibility for their share of…

DeWayne Oberlander: Using Data to Improve Healthcare Costs

DeWayne Oberlander, CEO of Columbia Medical Practice in Columbia, Maryland, compares the current status of the field of medicine and healthcare to the agricultural industry in such that farmers lack control of climate conditions they are confronted with. He also…

Tim Hanaan: Using Data to Improve Healthcare Value

As an employer-led collaborative, reporting total cost of care is important to the Maine Health Management Coalition (MHMC). “This is our chance to do some provider analytics for the providers,” says Tim Hanaan, Senior Analyst for MHMC. MHMC sent out…

Payment Reform

Michelle Missler: Ensuring Improvement in Value in Healthcare

According to Michelle Missler, a healthcare improvement consultant with the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus (HCGC), the biggest opportunity that HCGC is insuring that the value of healthcare is improved within its region. This process involves bringing in all voices…

HealthDoers

How PTNs Are Leading Community-Wide Efforts

New Hampshire has one of the highest per capita rates of opiod addiction in the country. In his role as Practice Improvement Facilitator for the New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative, Matt Humer works with providers and practices who are on…

New Jersey: Voices From the Field – Aaron Truchil

Camden, New Jersey has been recognized for decades as one of the most troubled cities in America in terms of socio-economic challenges, crime and urban blight. So it was with great interest that participants at a January 26-27th AcademyHealth event in Austin, TX,…

Cincinnati: Voices From the Field – Robert Kahn

When a child came into a Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Community Health clinic in 2010 to be treated for asthma, the doctor treating him did not stop at prescribing medication. Carefully trained to ask about social determinants of health, the doctor…

Susan Mochizuki: How One Region Is Pursuing a CPC+ Model

As Administrator for the East Hawaii Independent Physicians Association (IPA), Susan Mochizuki is intimately familiar with the challenges rural communities face in moving from volume to value-based care models, educating themselves about the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of…

MACRA

Mike Sayama: Establishing a Coherent Business Model With MACRA

As Executive Director of Community First, one of NRHI’s two member Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs) in Hawaii, and Vice President and Executive Director of Learning Health Homes at Pono Corporation, Mike Sayama works to create a sustainable health care…

Michelle Probert: Employee Wellness Programs: What Works

At the Maine Health Management Coalition (MHMC) Symposium held in Portland, Maine on October 26, 2016, Michelle Probert discussed the benefits of the Fit for Life wellness program at General Dynamic/Bath Iron Works where she is the Manager of integrated…

Bill Adams: Providing a Voice for the Patient

As an active member of the patient advocacy group, Baby Boomers for Balanced Health Care, Bill Adams is dedicated to establishing balanced care, or, as the group’s motto describes it, “Goldilocks health care: not too much, not too little –…