Continuing the KHC’s work both regionally and nationally…
Healthcare quality measurement is not sexy. Or at least that’s what my boss, KHC Executive Co-Director Randa Deaton, has said. As the KHC Data Scientist, I disagree. And judging by the attendance at this month’s KHC Community Health Forum, “Driving Health Improvements Through Measurement Alignment,” I’m not the only one […]
After a summer of deliberations by committees, the 2019 Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set has been finalized, increasing the number of core measures from 34 to 38. The final vote resulted in the removal of three measures, addition of seven measures, and the upgrade of two measures from “standard” priority […]
Modifications are being made to the Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set (KCHMS), and healthcare stakeholders throughout the Commonwealth are invited and encouraged to review and comment on those submissions during a public comment period that will run through August 9. In 2018, the core measures set was developed and released […]
The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative is accepting applications for the 2019 Kentucky Performance Measures Alignment Committee, which will select a core healthcare measures set for Kentucky’s primary care providers, with the goal of aligning the priorities of Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurers.
New Hospital Safety Grade state rankings by the nonprofit The Leapfrog Group shows Kentucky ranks 33rd in overall hospital safety. This, when paired with the new study released last week by RAND, reiterates that hospitals in the Commonwealth vary in both price and quality.
This week, the KHC launched a project dedicated to healthcare affordability, in partnership with NRHI. The movement, called Affordable Care Together, is focused on health, price, and waste — the three drivers of affordable healthcare. The KHC has long been a trusted partner in reporting healthcare quality performance data. But […]
This week, I listened to a recent episode of one of my favorite podcasts, NPR’s Hidden Brain, which explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior. This particular episode was about research that suggests that assembling people into groups that are diverse produces more creative results. As I listened to […]
Louisville, Kentucky, July 26, 2018: Kentucky now has an agreed upon set of healthcare measurement priorities. The Kentucky Core Healthcare Measures Set (KCHMS) was developed through a public-private partnership between the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (KDMS), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), and the Kentuckiana Health […]