Portland, Maine — It has been said that Americans do more research when buying a car than choosing a doctor or hospital. The Center for Healthcare Transparency (CHT), a newly launched, groundbreaking organization, aims to change that by making it easier for people to compare healthcare options. CHT is developing a roadmap that will enable individuals to take advantage of reliable information about healthcare quality and costs.
A report from the U.S. Governmental Accountability Office , “Certain Physician Feedback Reporting Practices of Private Entities Could Improve CMS’s Efforts”, describes the ways that private entities, including Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives, provide performance information to physicians. Three of the nine entities interviewed for the report — the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, the Maine Health Management […]
Experts say “medical homes” that bring hospitals and physicians together to serve patients have the promise to finally push down national health care costs. Pioneering efforts by two Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives that are members of NRHI could lead the way.
PORTLAND, Maine – February 20, 2014 — The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), a leader in transforming U.S. health care, released a new report, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), titled “Making the Business Case for Payment and Delivery Reform”. This report describes a ten-step process for developing a business case to […]
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 […]
Project Instrumental in Lowering Health Care Costs in Communities. PORTLAND, Maine – November 20, 2013 — The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), a leader in transforming U.S. health care, announced today that it received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to identify the drivers of regional health care costs and develop strategies to […]